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Help me learn how to cook!

Couch To 5K, but with cooking instead of running. I need help with even the most basic aspects of cooking because I know absolutely nothing. Where and how do I begin? [more inside]
posted by Mr Ected on Dec 28, 2010 - 60 answers

Learning how to read: a primer

Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Dec 27, 2010 - 25 answers

How to get my young cousin hooked into reading

How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Dec 27, 2010 - 42 answers

What are some good websites to learn about (1) varied topics and (2) current events?

What are some good websites to (1) learn about new topics in bite-sized chunks, and (2) to keep abreast of current events? [more inside]
posted by akprasad on Dec 18, 2010 - 13 answers

German Music

I listen to this. What music with intelligible German lyrics might I like?
posted by phrontist on Dec 18, 2010 - 8 answers

An Educated Mind

I want a liberal arts education without going back to school. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2010 - 37 answers

How do you say...

If you wanted to learn 100 words in a foreign (i.e. non-english) language, which words would you choose? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 13, 2010 - 26 answers

There are more than three chords!?!

Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Learning about learning

Modern learning and cognitive psychology for dummies: any suggestions for resources? [more inside]
posted by underflow on Nov 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Suggest a good TV series for learning English

Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
posted by rhombus on Nov 23, 2010 - 13 answers

And now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Tell me about the most well-written, engaging, and creative language-learning books and websites. For any language. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Nov 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me not to suck anymore

How do you maintain (and relearn) skills and knowledge you don't get to use often? Special shame spiral details inside. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Nov 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Point me to the part of the internets where I should be learning Swedish

SvenskaFilter: Help me learn basic Swedish in 2 months! [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Regular expression book with problems?

Looking for a book / website to teach regular expressions via problems. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Nov 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later?

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Self improvment through bookkeeping

Any suggestions for a "proper" bookkeeping app for personal finances? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Mr. Rogers on children and learning

Can anyone find an article that Mr. Rogers wrote about how children learn? Wish I had more clues, but I read it in print years ago.
posted by tizzie on Nov 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Solving healthcare one doctor at a time

What is the most efficient way to begin practicing medicine in the US? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

I hear people who do Morse code can do this too

I want my computer to play a note for each key I press on the keyboard while typing homework/chats/etc. Hopefully, eventually I will be able to listen to the notes and tell what is being typed. Is there a program that will let me do this?
posted by rebent on Nov 1, 2010 - 14 answers

How do you improve your skills?

What specific techniques and processes do you use to improve mastery? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Auditory Processing Disorder

What to do about a possible Auditory Processing Disorder? [more inside]
posted by AndGee on Oct 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Pierogi and custard?

I am toying with starting Polish/English conversation group in London and I want it to be a success. What can I do to make it work? [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Oct 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Name this area of study

I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

thinking about learning

I am interested in people's exam preparation strategies (especially if you study psychology like me). It has suddenly occurred to me that I'm not very metacognitive about my learning. How do I intuit what are the most important concepts (likely to be on an exam, in short-answer format)? How do you pick up on hints from the lecturers? [more inside]
posted by KLF on Oct 24, 2010 - 9 answers

No no, it goes "naaah-nah-nah, naaah-na-nah"

I bought a book with classic tabulatures fifteen years ago, lost it, and want to buy it again. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Oct 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Coding Practice

Programming Filter: I'm applying for software jobs, but I don't want to forget what I know. How should I practice to keep my skills sharp? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Oct 21, 2010 - 22 answers

Keeping up my languages

Help me maintain my (fluent) French and (slightly worse) Italian post-graduation in a foreign language-free job. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me get my game on! Or at least fake it. :)

Hooookay. So I've been asked to play in a charity poker tournament. I'm fierce at craps and was a pool shark in my past life so it appeals to me, but I've just never had a weekly poker game or anything... truth is I haven't played poker in years. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Let us learn the tough stuff in a way that's fun and easy.

Looking for blogs and regular columns that make difficult subjects accessible and interesting. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Oct 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Working under yellow vs white lights

Are there any major differences between working / learning under white versus yellow lightbulbs?
posted by ascetic on Oct 10, 2010 - 3 answers

How to be a better teacher

How can I become an awesome English teacher to a foreign child? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Teach myself to type "correctly"?

I've always typed quickly but a bit "wrong" (only 6-8 fingers). Is it worth re-learning to type properly? [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Sep 24, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I use spaced repetition learning to improve my life?

How do I used spaced repetition learning to improve my life, beyond the obvious applications? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Sep 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Crochet resources for the baffled beginner?

What's a great book or website for teaching yourself to crochet? [more inside]
posted by sculpin on Sep 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Free online EFL resources?

Looking for online and ideally free resources for adult EFL/ESL students. [more inside]
posted by people? I ain't people! on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

How long is it going to take me to build a web app?

How long would it take to go from zero experience in programming to releasing a simple data-driven web app? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Can anyone learn anything?

Does someone with 'normal IQ' (85 - 110) have the capability to not only learn but comprehend *anything*? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Sep 11, 2010 - 29 answers

How should I spend a 2-hour daily commute?

I've started making a long commute (1 hour each way) and am looking for a good way to spend all of that time. What do you do to make your commute worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy on Sep 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Tell me everything there is to know about waves.

I'm interested in learning everything there is to know about waves. Sound waves, ocean waves, light waves, electromagnetic waves, waves in math, in economics, brain waves, etc, etc.... [more inside]
posted by empath on Sep 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for a guide to sewing men's clothing

I'm interested in learning to make clothing. I'm looking for a book that goes from basic sewing skills to basic garments. Difficulty: for men. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I learn what I need to know about buying a home?

How do people know what is happening in the real estate market? I'm starting to think about buying my first home (house/condo/whatever) and, since I like to know how everything works before I do it, I'm looking for recommendations on where to start learning. [more inside]
posted by machine on Aug 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Peachtree Accounting from Quickbooks, learning fast?

Moving to Peachtree Accounting from Quickbooks, need to learn some basics fast and well: transactions, different account types (checking, credit, A/R), creating and tracking invoices. Print books cost $$$, are unreviewable, and aren't available quickly. I'd like to get this done today. Advice? Am I making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact?

Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Aug 17, 2010 - 10 answers

What are the best (most interesting/useful) email newsletters?

What are the best (most interesting/useful) email newsletters? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me develop a curriculum for an HTML course

You are learning HTML on the internet via a set of instructional videos. What do you expect to be taught? How do you expect to be taught it? What useless things do you hope will be left out? What great things do you hope are included? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Aug 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Yo soy el gringo nuevo in ciudad de Chicago.

Online Spanish courses? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Tajiks say, "Are you Iranian?". Iranians say, "Are you Tajik?"

How can I change my accent in a second language? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 7, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I learn French - all over again?

How does a once confident French speaker re-learn the language after six years of not using it? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Books for adults with learning difficulties.

Interesting, intelligent, but easy-to-read and understand books for an adult with stroke-related brain damage? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Aug 6, 2010 - 16 answers

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