After getting married, and starting a new (temporarily lower paying) job, money is tight. During the wedding planning, I thought, "Man, when I have the money again, I'd love to get back to rock climbing or take a French class". Well, the money is still tight, and looks to be for a while. What are some hobbies I can pick up that would cost very little to no money per month? [more inside]
I just got a smartphone. What are some great ways you've found to use your phone? I've got a good array of basic apps, so I'm not so much looking for recommendations, but instead for your ideas about how to integrate the phone and its combinations of apps into a productive and creative way of life. [more inside]
How do you stay with and build upon those "moments of realization/inspiration?" [more inside]
What are some things to do and places to go for a Valentine's day in Detroit? Art or science related a big plus! [more inside]
Valentine's Day gift ideas for my pregnant wife. [more inside]
In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
I'm helping a friend with an undergraduate film school remake of The Avengers. I've been cast as Miss Peel, and I'm searching for the perfect costume to fit the character. Unfortunately, my school is in the middle of nowhere - shopping in person isn't really an option. Any thoughts for how I can assemble or where I might find a hip 1960s-looking catsuit on the internet? Thanks!
Looking for budget honeymoon ideas. [more inside]
I've got software engineering expertise and a solid understanding of business fundamentals. I'm looking to drive the project & team(s) - not build the idea myself (assuming its software-based). Any thoughts on how to find the best idea and wisely invest these funds?
What creative, fun and affordable things could I fill 2" capsule vending machine with designed specifically for my girlfriend? [more inside]
I've got a big idea that I think could go far, extending social networking in a useful (and Meta-) sort of way. I've brought it to a few people who are well-versed in the internet and social media and all of them think it is an awesome concept. [more inside]
Help me find examples of people who are trying to change the world by pursuing Big IdeasTM. [more inside]
I live in Washington, DC, and I'd like to get together with people and talk about interesting ideas, preferably somewhere where networking bullshit is kept to a bare minimum. I don't care what they do for a living or what big ideas they're fluent in, just want them to be interesting. Does this thing exist and, if not, how do I create it? [more inside]
I want to create a web page that colleagues can use to create short improvement ideas and then have those ideas voted up or down by other users. Is there a free software package that I can install on a server that would enable us to do this? Bonus points for open source.
How to get newspapers from all over the world. [more inside]
My husband is a over the road truck driver, need birthday gift ideas. He has a laptop and I have already gotten him a Yahtzee software game for it. Any suggestions for life on the road?
What do you get your best friend and his wife on the occasion of their first child being born? [more inside]
WritingFilter: Writers, what are some tips and tricks for coming up with awesome, totally original concepts? Or, conversely, what can I do to make sure my derivative stuff is top-notch derivative? [more inside]
Are there documented, effective methods for stimulating and managing an innovation (idea) pipeline? [more inside]
I'm a web developer with enough proven abilities to develop good stuff that end users like. I'm employed, but want to start a business with a couple of friends with complementary skill sets in the technical side of things. We'd like to create one or more web-based products used by small-to-mid-size businesses and/or individual consumers, paid for on a monthly basis using a "software as a service" model. We've got more than enough combined development and graphical/UX design abilities, but we have no solid product ideas that we feel confident enough about to start doing the enormous amount of work involved in any of them. The main problem with any idea we get is this question: how on Earth do you convince anybody to pay you money for the product? [more inside]
Looking for work in Nashville [more inside]
I need a domain name idea for an online donation service. The shorter the better! [more inside]
Ideas for supper for me, my sister, and her husband? [more inside]
Where do the über-smart people collaborate and hold dialogue online? [more inside]
Looking for fiction books, tv shows, movies, etc, that have something interesting to say about memory-- e.g., why we remember some things but forget others, the quality of memories, anything like that. [more inside]
Suggest books that illuminate world-views and the way perception is flavored by ideas and sentiments! [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
What's the single most interesting argument, discovery, phenomenon, or historical change in your field, hobby, or other area of interest... that the average 7th grade student could comprehend and appreciate? [more inside]
Help me deal with previously learned material. (More Inside) [more inside]
Best magazine for highly enthusiastic amateur photographer? Or suggestions for other photography related gifts at similar price point for a recent college grad? [more inside]
How do you digitize your research notebook? I've got a small notebook that I carry around with me with about 2 years' worth of notes, ideas, references for papers or books, and scribbles from various meetings, conversations, etc. I had a heart attack moment today when I thought I'd lost it. What's the best way to organize all this stuff digitally? I'm on a Mac, if it makes a difference, but general advice is appreciated. [more inside]
I'm having a "P" party, please provide possible provisions, participations, and presentations. [more inside]
Can you come up with some activities for a charity fund raising event? [more inside]
I'm going to a Census 2010 party and I don't know what to bring! [more inside]
What neat things might I do with 31 bowling balls? [more inside]
I need a cardio exercise that is as close to being as effective and versatile as running as possible that I can do with certain injuries (knees and ankles). [more inside]
I need creative ideas for a dog dock diving event! [more inside]
I've been unemployed far too long. Help me find a way out of this rut - off-the-wall ideas encouraged [more inside]
I am looking for a local non-profit in D.C., Chicago, Boston, or NYC that would be willing to work with me on a research project that my university will hopefully fund. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
I'm going to a New Year's party. The theme is the 00 decade, and I can dress as any event/ figure from this decade. Ideas for something clever/ fun/ cute? I'm a short blonde girl, if it helps. Thanks!
I have some ideas I want to bring to fruition. Is it best to focus on each one at a time until I either complete it or go as far as I can go with it? Or is it better to schedule my time so I work on each of them a little each day and move them all forward at once?
Help a misanthropic lapsed Muslim celebrate Eid in London! Looking for ideas from all cultures and none, on manufacturing a better holiday than the traditional one I usually dread. [more inside]
Innovative Books: I am looking to compile a list of the most innovative uses of the book format. Books that break the mould in their layout and design, perhaps books that use online systems to extend their content value or push their form into new places. I am most interested in narrative and theory, but any book that is interesting (artist books etc.) would be really appreciated. [more inside]
My co-worker is hosting a Halloween-birthday party for her tween daughter and friends. Her daughter has decided she'd like to tell fortunes at her party and we're trying to come up with some cool, funny tween-friendly fortunes. Any ideas would be welcome.
I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut! I'm looking for a number of new projects, skills, and interesting things that I can learn or work on. [more inside]
Anyone have any good ideas for a Halloween costume involving a mustache? [more inside]
I want to go to there, but I need your advice on where "there" is. Starting point: Toronto. Range: any land within 100 km (60-ish miles) of High Park, but I can go further for something really special. Means of transport: my trusty steed. Time frame: now until November-ish. I'm looking for great routes or awesome destinations, urban, rural or suburban, like the best roti in Scarborough, a tiny potter's studio somewhere in Peel, or a gorgeous path by some body of water that isn't Lake Ontario. I want to go somewhere to do something neat, like picking apples or riding horses. And this is not Torontofilter or bikefilter. I'm looking for creative ideas from anyone, anywhere. [more inside]
I'm in the UK and, for Halloween, will be putting together what the Americans might call a "spook house". I'm looking for suggestions on great effects / props / installations to create truly classy, creepy illusions such as the ones described here - but I'm struggling to find other similar sites. Secondly I'm seeking ideas for smaller scale sideshows or games - anything icky that a small group of people can watch or participate in around a table. What have you seen or done that I could re-create this Halloween?
What would be an amazing halloween costume idea for a couple that consists of: one white tall slender female with long blonde hair and one white tall brunette bearded slender boy? [more inside]
I'm doing Halloween for the first time since I was a kid! Help me think of a costume that's a) smoking hot and b) clever and/or ironic. [more inside]