I'm looking for a shirt that has all three of these: (1) feels cool when I'm overheated and (2) made of wicking material that dries quickly and (3) feels dry to the touch even when wet. Polyester and other synthetic cycling jerseys are cool to wear and wicking, but feel wet. Thin merino knits will wick moisture and feel dry even when wet, but I find them very warm. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang
on Sep 4, 2014 -
Where is the coolest place I can visit in July or August? Primarily in terms of weather, but also the other type of cool! Preferably in the US, due to cost, but also open to foreign locales if the average flight might be $1000 or less, leaving from the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by cessair
on Jun 18, 2014 -
I’m 22 year old female EXTROVERT. Super passionate, emotional, awkward. I feel like I have always had a reputation for being kind of lame, awkward and in general a bit strange. I’m not overall socially awkward, but I have pretty big strokes of it: so at parties I can be perceived as being the life of the party, able to talk to everyone and I will have a great time making everyone laugh, I love to dance so I’ll be dancing with everyone--but I’ll come on too strong, or I’ll say something really awkward or I’ll be way too loud and kind of ruin it. I can also be way too TMI, too earnest, too heart-on-the-sleeves, emotionally vulnerable. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen
on Apr 2, 2014 -
I was thinking last night that I would would like to start being cooler. One way I have came up with is by using some really cool parting words when leaving work or groups of friends (hopefully I can get some with this new "cool" plan). Some phrases that I came up with were "Stay gold Ponyboy" and "Be Excellent to each other". Now wouldn't I be cool? But that won't get me very far down the road. What are some other awesome Pop Culture phrases I can use to leave a cool impression on people?
posted by kenaldo
on Feb 20, 2014 -
I’m travelling with my significant other to New Orleans between December 29th and January 3rd, so we are looking for recommendations (food, bars, entertainment, etc.) Specific details and questions below the fold! [more inside]
posted by turniphead
on Dec 6, 2013 -
I'm a single dad and my son will be entering the sixth grade in Ohio this year. What's cool for kids his age (11-12) through and up to 8th grade (13-14)? Looking for suggestions, anecdotes, first-hand experience on fads, trends, clothes, talk, etc.
posted by playmobil
on Aug 7, 2013 -
It's super hot and my dog is getting old. Today I soaked her gently with cool hose water. (She doesn't love it but tolerates it well if I am gentle.) I figure it will help her cool off both as the water is running over her and later as the water evaporates. I am reading online that wet dog fur traps heat. What's the real story?
posted by Camofrog
on Jul 6, 2013 -
We're traveling to Kauai next week, staying in Kekaha. I need some ideas for staying cool, especially at night. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Are there any blogs that scour online job boards and just post the cool interesting or unique jobs? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on May 28, 2013 -
Looking for videos to create a youtube playlist to entertain a group of science-minded teenagers for about 30 min that are largely visual. Sound is fine but the bulk shouldn't be someone talking to the class like an instructor - visualizations are best - ideally they should look really, really cool. Class is engineering focused, but chemistry, robotics, wobbly bridges, comp-sci, biology, are all welcome. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Really excited to bring my daughter to NYC for her first time next weekend. I haven't been for a few years and never with one of my kids (she's 15) so this trip poses some new challenges. I want her to have a blast, as I have every time I've been there, so I thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions. Oh, and we get along great and she's awesome and I love her! [more inside]
posted by chococat
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Where are all the cool plaid shirts from? I have been wanting to dress more business casual, and I can't seem to find the kind of plaid shirts I see on people. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Oct 4, 2012 -
Mr. Rogers, Dolly Parton, Keanu: Who else out there is considered to be genuinely good human being, in addition to being well known?
posted by leotrotsky
on Feb 1, 2012 -
If you are going to be out of the house for a few days, does it make any sense to turn the heat down? My engineering-OCD has been bugging me on this one. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Dec 2, 2011 -
Hi, asking for a friend, although I suspect I'm going to also be the beneficiary. A friend is looking for "Cult" out-of-print VHS titles online. [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth
on Oct 12, 2011 -
I am looking to buy a new helmet for the one I currently use with my scooter is falling apart....any suggestions for where I can try on before I buy in Los Angeles and surrounding cities? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Looking for an identification of this dialogue: "Is that cool?" "Yes. That's extremely cool." [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Aug 8, 2011 -
I bought a cotton duvet cover a few years ago that is wonderful - it stays cool and if you ever get too warm, you can just flip it over. Unfortunately the store I got it from is now closed and I can't get another one. The other duvet cover I have keeps me way too warm at night time, even with the same duvet underneath. I've noticed that the cool duvet cover feels silkier than the warm one, but is still made of cotton.
Where can I get a duvet cover that keeps me cool? What should I be looking for? Also bonus points for any links to places that ship to Canada.
posted by ajackson
on Jul 22, 2011 -
I am interested in finding psychology and sociology material on a character set: Sonny Berger, Huey Newton, Jack Tatum. [more inside]
posted by bukvich
on Mar 25, 2011 -
Where to buy Tshirts that are cool and not weird...no skulls or biker tshirts. I am tired of buying from Nike, adidas, walmart etc I am open to shops although prefer websites that carry cool Cotton/Polyester tshirts.
I hate plain ones or too much graphic ones.
posted by daveg02
on Jan 21, 2011 -
I would like to buy a collection of display fonts, i.e. fonts that designed more for being used in the headline of ads or editorial layouts i.e. they stand out and don't look like the more typical serifs and sans serifs.
I'm not looking for a particular style (brush, grunge etc) but rather a collection that has examples from numerous styles. Open Type is preferred, but not necessary. Suggestions?
Yes, I know about dafont.com and the like. I'd prefer to buy a collection, thanks.
posted by nomadicink
on Sep 16, 2010 -
What places have you lived in either by choice or by force of circumstances, that were surprisingly cool? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Sep 16, 2010 -
What are the potential problems, if any, of venting a portable A/C unit into a closet or attic? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith
on Aug 13, 2010 -
what sort of office-professional jobs involve year-round immersion in temperatures below 65F, and how might one consider qualifying for them? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Jul 13, 2010 -
I'm going to be in the Grand Canyon (paddling the Colorado) for over 2 weeks in August. It will be over 100 degrees during the day and still pretty hot at night. What suggestions do you have for keeping cool while hiking, sleeping, etc? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman
on Jul 10, 2010 -
pop music filter: been livin' under a rock the past decade, so what good stuff have I missed? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Can anyone suggest a pillow that will stay cool? I'm always turning my pillow over during the night to the cool side - is this just wishful thinking - is there such a pillow? Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by pamspanda
on Apr 23, 2010 -
Please recommend a good portable air conditioner (non window mounted, freestanding most preferred) to cool my ridiculously hot room down. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Apr 8, 2010 -
Cool/fun/weird/interesting/unique temporary-ish jobs I can do (location immaterial) to take advantage of a liminal, rootless period in my life. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Mar 14, 2010 -