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What were your labor & delivery hospital bag special items?

What were the special items or things you took with you to the hospital for a birth in your family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2014 - 38 answers

Current State of the Art in Grocery List Apps?

I need a new grocery list app that a) has iPhone, Android, and Web Apps; b) allows for multiple lists; c) allows sharing; and d) other preferences below. [more inside]
posted by brainmouse on Aug 6, 2014 - 9 answers

Women adventurers

I am trying to put together a list of women explorers from history. An example, meant to be illustrative rather than limiting: [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Jul 30, 2014 - 22 answers

Recommended songs for a happy young woman?

Hi. So a good friend of mine is a happy young woman, about to have her 23rd birthday. She's asked her friends for songs to play. I found a list of songs referring to being 23, here on Metafilter - but they're all generally pretty depressing and negative about being 23. Do people have songs they recommend, for happy young women in general? Her tastes are modern, rock-oriented and eclectic - she's a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pretty Reckless, MGMT, and dance music, for example. thanks!
posted by metasailor on Jul 29, 2014 - 22 answers

Turning a giant spreadsheet of order info into "Here's your order info!"

I have a giant excel spreadsheet with ~2200 customers worth of order details for a Kickstarter. The details are complex; I have around 60 products I'm delivering, and I'd like to send everyone an email with their individual orders before I start shipping them out. How do I do this? I'm planning on outsourcing this job, but I'd like to know a bit more about who I'm trying to hire (An excel expert? A mailing list person? Some other platform I don't know about?)
posted by sdis on Jun 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Make my task list easier

I need to create a list of tasks that rotate between a number of employees on a monthly basis. I'd like the ability to assign a variable number of tasks to each employee, so one person might receive one task and another two. Previously this had been done manually on an excel sheet; can you think of any way to semi-automate it? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jun 5, 2014 - 2 answers

There's got to be a better way to do this.

What's a good program for creating pseudo-random lists based on a master list? [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on May 7, 2014 - 4 answers

List of every company in NYC?

Is there a non-dodgy way to get a list of every single company in NYC? (I guess every legal entity?) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 15, 2014 - 10 answers

An equally true history of the world?

Is there a list of important historical events which are now regarded (by at least a majority of historians) as true/accurate, which are or were recently regarded as fringe theories, hoaxes, or legends, or which are viewed as unimportant and given short shrift in US / western public school curricula and popular narratives? Links to lists or individual items appreciated. Thanks!
posted by Chris4d on Feb 4, 2014 - 14 answers

Best Website/App for Keeping Track of Lists?

Is there a good and simple combination website and phone app for all the lists I want to keep? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 15, 2014 - 16 answers

3 motivational tools to help me rock 2014

I want an app, a visual reminder & a sound track. 2014 is going to be my best year yet, and I need some tools to make it work. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Cover me

I want a definitive list of hit songs that were covers or written by other artists. More specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 12, 2013 - 47 answers

More recent nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs

I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Headphone and Earbud Recommendations?

Looking for suggestions for headphones and earbuds to purchase for myself. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Progressively Challenging Hindi Literature for the Novice Hindi Reader

I'm looking for Hindi books that progressively increase in difficulty. I'm a Hindi speaker that learned from my parents conversationally, but I have no grasp of the Devanagari script. I thought I could teach myself the script by rote, then work my way up through books of increasing difficulty similar to how I have read books in grade school in the USA. [more inside]
posted by brocrastinator on Nov 11, 2013 - 3 answers

Annual lists of bestselling laptop and desktop computer models?

I'm looking to gather data on the top selling laptop and desktop models for each year (preferably over the past 20 years and with total units sold each year in U.S. and in world). Does anyone know of a source or would be able to point me in the direction of one? Is there an industry newsletter? Ideally, I want something like "2003's Top 10 Bestselling Laptops: 1) Gateway 450: X million sold; 2) Dell Inspiron 8500: x million sold" etc, but I'm not too picky, any leads would be better than what I got now.
posted by jng on Oct 25, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I merge bulleted lists in Word spread across multiple files?

Is there a software tool or script for Word (2003 or 2010) that will allow me to combine bulleted lists spread out over multiple files, such that the sub-bullets with the same parent all show up together in one file? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Oct 24, 2013 - 2 answers

Help feed my Kindle! Books for a long time away

I've been in South America for six months and running out of books to lose myself in. I read a lot of big long books-do you know of some more? [more inside]
posted by lightgray on Sep 17, 2013 - 24 answers

What's the next step in my chronological, geographical reading list ?

I've just read The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (takes place on the West Coast in the 1940's), I'm currently reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (takes places in Kansas in the 1950's). Please help me find books in the similar genre that take place in the 1960's/1970's/1980's (possibly 1990's) *and* that move eastward of each other. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jul 30, 2013 - 11 answers

I need a sequential, easily-changeable, dateless online to-do list.

I'm looking for a digital to-do list that doesn't force me to set dates and can be rearranged easily. It can be either a website or a program that syncs to the cloud. I envision a simple list of tasks where I can quickly move the tasks up and down depending on how their relative priority changes. I would like to be able to assign an approximate completion time instead of setting a finish date since I never meet dates due to an ever evolving list. I plan to use this for keeping myself on task at work. The solutions can be free or paid. More preferred attributes inside. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Jul 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Outlook Contacts Compromised?

I've started getting emails "from" people in my contacts list. The email is from their name, but with an email address that is not theirs and is different each time. I have an address with a local internet provider, not gmail or yahoo. Do I have a virus my antivirus hasn't caught? How can I fix it?
posted by summerstorm on Jun 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Million things to do at work ... how to keep track?

I have SO many things to do at my new job, and more things get added every day. I'm a pretty organized person in general but I feel like I have no time to even GET organized in this position. My current habits aren't helping, though. There's got to be a better way... Help! [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jun 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Can I get an occupation, please?

I'm making several lists of suggestions/call fors - the things that an audience would call out at an improv show. Help me, hive mind! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on May 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Seeking long lines...

Do you know some long-wait presents? I am planning an anniversary gift, and I would like to show that I want to be with this person for a long time. I am interested in signing up for some long wait tours, experiences or gifts. I am thinking of things like the Canadian flag at parliament hill - a 25 year wait list, but anything >1 year is good. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

A list of lists

I love reading lists with exquisite explanations of the things on the list. For example Time's list of the 100 best novels of all time or top ten lists that have descriptions of why the included items are deserving of being on the list. Could I get some more lists with this kind of breakdown?
posted by holmesian on Jan 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Ultra-simple One-liner Link-blogs, List-blogs?

What are some minimalist blogs that link to something interesting (article, video, etc), and offer minimal explanation but for a concise remark about it? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jan 19, 2013 - 13 answers

App to Familiarize Myself With a Word List?

I have a list of several hundred words that I know and like, but often forget to use in conversation or in writing (I compiled it by jotting down words I find myself fishing around for). I'd like to better familiarize myself with them, so that they're more in the "front of my mind" for regular use. Can anyone suggest an appropriate iOs app or Web app I can access on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Oct 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Just the list, please

I am hoping to find an Android app (or web service) to replace the list-making service I suspect may not be available for much longer. I do not want complexity; fewer features are better. I want to make lists, check items off and then be able to re-add them later (for a grocery list, for example). Surprisingly few apps can limit themselves to these functions. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Sep 21, 2012 - 18 answers

I want to find contact details for every library in the UK

Does there exist a list of address/contact details for all libraries in the UK (or Scotland)? Failing that, is there a way that I could acquire or build such a list without doing it manually?
posted by Kirn on Sep 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Happiness is loneliness... cause I can't find this mix

You may be familiar with Dj Tomcraft and his song Loneliness. I'm searching for those exact same lyrics, but closer together and the song has more... tempo? [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Jun 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Where's Caravaggio?

Caravaggio-filter: help me find all the Caravaggios in Rome. Is there a list? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking to Manage My Call Time on Android Phone

I manage a non-profit in New Jersey and often need to make a large number of calls in a short time to supporters, clients and/ or donors. I like to set up a to do list of calls that I can run through and just make call after call to get through my lists as fast as I can. I have an HTC Thunderbolt phone. I've tried to do lists, but none of the ones I've used are not tied in to the phone dialer. I want to be able to click on a phone number in my list and have it call up the dialer. It'd be awesome if it also tracked my calls on Google Calendar. If there is a to do list app out there that connects to the dialer on Android then I would prefer to use that. But if I have to I'll keep my to do and call lists separate. Thanks!
posted by nathanrudy on Apr 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Value of Angie’s List?

If a vendor is listed on Angie’s list, does that IN ITSELF carry weight with you? Why? And as to the reviews, pro or con, how do you know they’re not fake?
posted by LonnieK on Mar 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Your Great Books?

I am working on creating a writing centre at a local college here in England. I would like to add a Great Books component because it has a lot of appeal. What are your 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century selections that one could add to a Great Books list?
posted by parmanparman on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for a site similar to Todoist.

Looking for a site similar to Todoist. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Feb 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for the name of most languages in every language

ShotInTheDarkfilter: I need the names of the top 60 or so most common languages in each of those languages. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Feb 16, 2012 - 7 answers

How to Create a Location-Aware Annotated List of Venues for my iPhone?

How to Create a Location-Aware Annotated List of Venues for my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 13, 2011 - 6 answers

How to create a "facts" list

I'd like to create something like a "facts" list and post it online similar to the Chuck Norris Facts web site: http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ [more inside]
posted by deeman on Nov 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Male online dating clichés

I enjoyed these lists of clichés in female online dating profiles. Has anyone seen a similar list for male profiles? [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Oct 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Where can I get a list of all the songs that appeared in the "Now That's What I Call Music" series?

I'd like to get hold of a long list of all the songs that have been on the "Now That's What I Call Music" music compilation (from number 1 right up to the current 79). Is that possible and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

I want to make a list of things I need to do before I move abroad

I'm moving to another country at the end of the week and I want to make a list of things I need to do before I go. Obvious is good. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Aug 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Looking for kid-friendly song suggestions

Looking for kid-friendly "dance" songs. Not kidz-bop. Some examples: Walkin' on Sunshine, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, YMCA. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 20, 2011 - 29 answers

That one site that does the things with the thingees.

What's that website (blog?) where the editors make mixtapes/playlists from somewhat slightly quirky requests? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Jul 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?

I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Where can I find a good (working) proxy list?

Where can I find a good (working) proxy list? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 30, 2011 - 0 answers

Birthday email lists that offer deals/freebies

What restaurant/businesses e-lists have given you the best birthday swag/deals/freebies from? I want to know the perks you've gotten from birthday lists you've signed up for-- whether it be a free cup of coffee, a % off a meal, or better! [more inside]
posted by UsagiBride on May 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Taxonomy or list of English grammatical constructs?

Taxonomy (or just a list) of English grammatical constructs suitable for use as a checklist for a second language learner? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 26, 2011 - 11 answers

What are these lists called?

Is there a specific name for the McSweeneys-type quizzes / lists where the reader is asked to identify which category an item belongs in? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Apr 16, 2011 - 4 answers

What does a kid need its first year?

Okay, what does a baby actually need to survive it's first year? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Mar 20, 2011 - 66 answers

I need to create a website FAST for rapidly changing information

I need to slap together a website FAST that contains a map and a (sortable? filterable?) list of Wisconsin-related protest/rally events. I'd really, really like it if people could enter their own events and they'd show up on the map without a lot of intervention on my part. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 10, 2011 - 11 answers

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