You have a reusable thing* that has hugely improved your quality of life at home: the kind of thing that regularly makes you feel like past-you did current-you an awesome favor by procuring it. It isn't necessarily fancy or expensive, but it can be -- a $5 silicone garlic peeler tube works, but a floor-cleaning robot does, too. What is the thing, and what does it help you do? Bonus points if it's related to cooking, cleaning, or other routine drudgery. [more inside]
Since getting a high-paying job, I've discovered that paying for convenience or wants instead of needs actually makes me feel bad. I'd like to get around that. [more inside]
I recently bought a 1000 square foot condo. I'm starting to think about ways to make it work better and improvements that will pay for themselves over the long term. I've started replacing lighting with LED and have bought a programmable thermostat, just to give some basic examples. I'm also looking for things that will save maybe tiny amounts of time and energy when viewed as single events but will happen over and over again throughout the lifetime of the house. For example, using shelving instead of cabinets or hanging pots and pans on pegboard. I'm basically looking to put up a little more effort/money up front in order to save myself the same over the long term.
Hi! What is as easy to throw together as a PBJ sandwich, but healthier? You can answer the question without reading what's below if you want! I eat most things, though functionally I am vegetarian at home. [more inside]
I'm looking for a healthy, filling, carb-lite meal that I can prepare a few days in advance and take with me on a train without much spillage. Travel makes me stress-eat, and I'm looking for something that I can just conveniently take out and devour, but which also happens to be good for me.
Any bedside cupholders that attach to the mattress? [more inside]
How can I persuade my friend to not enter a green card marriage? [more inside]
What are some snacks that are easy to eat on the go, like granola bars, but are savoury rather than sweet? [more inside]
What are your most useful or interesting e-mail subscriptions, newsletters or notifications? I switched gears recently to get more things delivered to my inbox (as opposed to seeking them via RSS or visiting their site), and I've enjoyed the added convenience, and the convenience of centralization around my inbox. I'd like to improve the convenience even further by learning what inbox messages or services you've found most useful. [more inside]
I've been eating bagels or instant oatmeal at my desk for almost four years, and it needs to change. First, I'm tired of eating so many meals at my desk (breakfast, lunch almost every day, AND dinner on nights that I have graduate school!). But more importantly, I want something more substantial that's better for me and will keep me full longer than empty carbohydrates. [more inside]
I've got a publication I'd like convenience stores and others to sell. How do i get them to do that, and what kind of financial arrangements are involved? [more inside]
I have a curbside mailbox and mail theft is common in Utah (http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600129714,00.html). Big Credit Card Company (BCCC) sends me convenience checks that can be stolen and cashed by anybody. The post office won’t let me move my mailbox to my house. Local politicians sided with the Postmaster. A rental box or a new security mailbox are impractical. [more inside]
Why do people like WaWa so much? [more inside]
I hate cooking. I hate cooking. I really, really, really hate cooking. I need to learn how to love it. [more inside]
How to go about accomplishing certain things regarding posting to a blog, but in a certain way ... would like Mefites' advice. [more inside]
Due to my life as a secret agent, I constantly move house. Futon, possessions, toiletries, books, clothes, my entire life. Living out of boxes sucks, and moving loose unboxed items just sucks. Are there any fancy systems, boxes, thingamajigs that can help? [more inside]
What should I buy to make life with a broken arm more bearable? [more inside]
Good recipes for food to make in a batch at the weekend then take into work? [more inside]
It's late, you're starving and the only store open within striking distance is a 7-11. Is it possible to throw together a decent and fairly healthy meal exclusively from your local convenience store?