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Best Documentaries You've Ever Seen

I am looking for your most favoritest documentary films or documentary series that have really stuck with you. [more inside]
posted by wowenthusiast to Media & Arts at 9:57 AM on Jan 25, 2024 - 111 answers [133 favorites]

Break my little brain with BOOKS!

I'm looking for books that made you gasp, that made you realize what was possible with literature. Books that have crawled inside your skin and made the world look different. Books that made you say "I didn't know you could do that!" [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua to Media & Arts at 11:30 AM on Sep 5, 2023 - 52 answers [127 favorites]

Hacking life

A few years after I began working full-time, I realized that laying out my clothes every evening and prepping the coffee pot made my mornings so much less aggravating. What small steps have you done to make your life run easier or more smoothly? [more inside]
posted by Rumi'sLeftSock to Society & Culture at 9:44 AM on Oct 15, 2023 - 66 answers [115 favorites]

Give me your daily puzzles!

I am hooked on daily puzzles. I already do Set, Wordle, Guess My Word, Worldle, and Spelling Bee. I have a NYTimes subscription and have enough crossword puzzles. Math, logic, word-based: I love them all. What else might I like?
posted by DrGail to Computers & Internet at 7:45 AM on Jul 20, 2023 - 52 answers [108 favorites]

A “hike from place to place” vacation?

Have you had a no-camping casual hiking trip? Tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl to Travel & Transportation at 8:59 AM on Jan 17, 2024 - 36 answers [103 favorites]

What's your favorite 5-ingredient (or less!) go-to winter recipe?

Bonus if it freezes well. Bonus if it re-heats well. Bonus if it doesn't include olives. Soup or main meal, doesn't matter. [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie to Food & Drink at 7:21 AM on Sep 26, 2023 - 33 answers [99 favorites]

The Ultimate Sandwich

Tell me about the best sandwiches you have ever made or eaten. [more inside]
posted by doift to Food & Drink at 5:32 PM on Sep 30, 2023 - 84 answers [94 favorites]

Inspiration and practical advice for building community

I've been inspired recently by "The Year Without Sunshine" by Naomi Kritzer (found on the Blue, thanks kristi !). I want more community in my own life and I'm looking for both practical advice from people who have built community and more inspiration to help on the hard days. What can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo to Human Relations at 11:23 AM on Nov 20, 2023 - 16 answers [89 favorites]

What are the greatest AskMeFis of all time?

#metafilterfundraiser2023 I finally figured out my chatfilter question! [more inside]
posted by Jenny'sCricket to Grab Bag at 2:45 PM on Sep 13, 2023 - 49 answers [83 favorites]

Looking for well executed, very clever heist type novels

any genre, any topic, anything! it's just gotta be fun, I think you will know the type of book I mean [more inside]
posted by wooh to Media & Arts at 6:36 AM on Feb 28, 2023 - 29 answers [81 favorites]

What bean-based meals aren't bland?

With a few exceptions*, most bean-based recipes I've tried turn out almost inedible because they're so bland and boring. Especially beans and rice, but other recipes too. The reviews will always say it has tons of flavour but it's a lie. I want to eat more beans but I need flavour. Do you have a recipe with a lot of beans that actually tastes like something? [more inside]
posted by randomnity to Food & Drink at 7:37 AM on May 17, 2023 - 65 answers [81 favorites]

Seeking more weirdo’s hoards of treasures

My absolute favorite genre of museum/attraction is ”eccentric rich person’s oddly sorted collection of items related to their special interest(s).” I just spent part of today at the Mercer Museum and had an amazing time. What other museums, historic homes, or other attractions anywhere in the world might scratch a similar itch? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated to Travel & Transportation at 7:39 PM on Sep 17, 2023 - 81 answers [79 favorites]

Arts and crafts camp for grownups

Often when I travel I like to go to a place to do a specific thing like attend a music festival or something. I have been thinking it would be fun to go somewhere to take crafting lessons. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 6:48 PM on Feb 2, 2024 - 18 answers [79 favorites]

What are your favourite vegetarian/vegan store cupboard comfort meals?

Trying to eat more out of the cupboards for budget reasons, rather than either making lots of big meals with lots of ingredients or ordering takeout when I can’t think what to cook. I also batch cook so I do get my vegetables. I always have rice and pasta and cans of beans and a pretty well stocked spice cupboard. I eat burrito bowls, pasta with pesto, cannellini beans on toast and baked in tomato sauce with cheese a lot - looking for more similar recipes which use store cupboard items.
posted by chives to Food & Drink at 2:50 PM on Nov 14, 2023 - 41 answers [78 favorites]

Gifts that are things

What are some really great gifts you've given or received that are things? So no experiences, gift cards, alcohol, or food. Ideas for useful gifts are especially appreciated. Under $100 would be great, but more than that is OK. Not interested in thoughts about how giving things is bad. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal to Shopping at 8:53 AM on Nov 27, 2023 - 70 answers [78 favorites]

Is it possible to become an ex-procrastinator?

Probably not... but still looking for helpful tips on how to deal with very persistent avoidant behaviors. [more inside]
posted by Desertshore to Health at 3:53 PM on Apr 12, 2023 - 26 answers [77 favorites]

What's your favourite way of downregulating your nervous system?

I'm prone to bouts of quite intense anxiety and once my nervous system gets hijacked, I find it hard to come down. Besides the obvious meditation, medication, exercise, deep breathing techniques, and sleep, what are your best methods for calming a buzzing nervous system? I'm interested in anecdata here. [more inside]
posted by figaro to Health at 12:30 PM on May 18, 2023 - 42 answers [77 favorites]

Podcast recommendations: debunky, chatty, science-y edition

I love Maintenance Phase and If Books Could Kill and would like more podcasts like this. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd to Media & Arts at 2:22 PM on Jun 10, 2023 - 26 answers [76 favorites]

Favorite ADVANCED Word Tips 'n' Tricks?

I have to lead a 15 minute session on MS Word. What are some of your favorite advanced tips and tricks? Or, maybe unknown beginner ones? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah to Computers & Internet at 10:01 AM on Mar 20, 2023 - 47 answers [72 favorites]

In search of wonderfully wacked-out fiction by women writers

I recently finished Bones and All by Camille DeAngelis, Melmoth by Sarah Perry, and The Vegetarian by Han Kang. I'm finding a lot of catharsis and introspection reading books that address the monstrous while being written from a female perspective, and I'm now seeking more recommendations for my reading list. [more inside]
posted by Pemberly to Writing & Language at 11:38 AM on Jul 8, 2023 - 46 answers [72 favorites]

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