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Science Fiction Beach Reads

Please share all the books and series you haven't been able to put down! I am in dire need of some fun reading and would love recommendations from the Green as you all have suggested books that have become favorites over the years. I'm looking for science fiction (please feel free to interpret the genre broadly) that's engrossing and fun but not completely retrograde or badly written. More details within. [more inside]
posted by snaw to Media & Arts at 4:38 AM on May 6, 2021 - 55 answers [95 favorites]

Dinner inspo

Link me to the most delicious recipe you’ve made recently! Anything goes. Think “delicious”—not necessarily “easy” or “fast” or whatever (although those qualities are welcome too).
posted by HotToddy to Food & Drink at 10:30 AM on May 5, 2021 - 54 answers [92 favorites]

For the childfree women

What has been your experience as a woman without kids? [more inside]
posted by oywiththepoodles to Human Relations at 7:33 AM on May 3, 2021 - 64 answers [65 favorites]

What will you keep from a year in Shelter-in-Place?

The area I am living in is starting to reopen after more than a year of Sheltering-in-place and I'm realizing that there are many things that I thought I would not have liked about the year that I'd like to hold onto. I wanted to hear what others thought they might keep doing even after things have completely reopened. [more inside]
posted by Toddles to Human Relations at 5:34 PM on May 8, 2021 - 81 answers [64 favorites]

Day wear - Crone Island edition

I'm the forest crone your father warned you about. Where do I buy my clothes, shoes and jewelry? Feminine-ish to neutral presentation, 5'3" and 140lbs. Inspo pics very much appreciated.
posted by ChodenKal to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 2:57 PM on Apr 27, 2021 - 12 answers [55 favorites]

Where are the watchable light TV shows about women?

I'm all caught up on Younger and I need more TV shows along these lines, preferably with multiple seasons. What I like: women, being good at their jobs/pursuits, who are also flawed. Prefer light over drama right now but would take a juicy drama. Romance is ok, soapy is ok as long as it isn't cringe-worthy. Other series I've liked inside. [more inside]
posted by CiaoMela to Media & Arts at 2:37 PM on May 4, 2021 - 60 answers [54 favorites]

Best things from your remodel or renovation

I am about to embark on the journey of a bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and bedroom remodel. Tell me what worked and did not work when you did yours. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl to Home & Garden at 10:27 PM on Apr 22, 2021 - 47 answers [52 favorites]

IFTTT your life

What's a cool workflow you know of that makes life easier? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind to Grab Bag at 12:17 PM on Apr 24, 2021 - 19 answers [52 favorites]

Future you says thanks question

Post-birthday, I’ve been asking this from friends and would love hivemind contributions: what would ten-years-in-the-future-you really appreciate today-you to start doing? I’ve gotten date more, spend much more time with my kids, take photographs every day, stretch for flexibility. I would like more ideas to inspire a new list.
posted by dorothyisunderwood to Grab Bag at 5:25 PM on Apr 25, 2021 - 27 answers [50 favorites]

Apps That Make Your Life Easier

I'm seeking recommendations for apps that have made your life easier when it comes to daily activities and staying on top of everything. [more inside]
posted by Malleable to Technology at 12:45 PM on May 12, 2021 - 8 answers [49 favorites]

What (non-medical) steps did you take to improve your focus?

I'd like to be able to read books again and watch movies without "multitasking." What techniques for regaining focus have worked for you? [more inside]
posted by Pademelon to Health at 10:08 AM on May 1, 2021 - 15 answers [47 favorites]

Where is my drummy poppy music?

When I was exercising today Paul Simon's Obvious Child came on and WOWEE those drummers got me fired up. Give me more like this! Those happen to be Brazilian drummers, but I'm looking for any super heavy drumming similar to that, even American marching band drum line style, but I do want it similar to this in terms of drums + poppy music. Suggest music for me to sweat to, please!
posted by BlahLaLa to Media & Arts at 4:26 PM on May 2, 2021 - 35 answers [41 favorites]

Legend of Zelda BOTW is amazing. What else?

I loved Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Absolutely loved it. What game should I try next? I have a Switch. Important qualities inside. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 9:27 AM on May 13, 2021 - 28 answers [41 favorites]

What novels do you re-read and why?

What novels do you re-read and, more to the point, why?
posted by BWA to Media & Arts at 9:04 AM on May 10, 2021 - 64 answers [40 favorites]

Queer romance novel recommendations, please

I am new to the romance novel world and finding it somewhat overwhelming to find stuff I like. Please recommend some good fun reads. Specific wants/do-not-wants/stuff I've read and liked under the cut. [more inside]
posted by darchildre to Media & Arts at 12:14 PM on May 12, 2021 - 25 answers [39 favorites]

what’s it like to live in... anywhere?

My absolute favorite Asks are the “what’s it like to live in [place]?”, where someone is thinking about moving to a city or region and commenters give their impressions of the city. Especially this year when travel is limited, it’s a fun way to “experience” other places. But there’s a finite supply, and I think I’ve read through them all twice now. Is there anywhere else that does this sort of thing (well)? [more inside]
posted by kevinbelt to Travel & Transportation at 5:49 PM on Apr 20, 2021 - 15 answers [37 favorites]

Moar books please

Can you recommend more speculative fiction based on the examples below? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom to Media & Arts at 2:02 PM on Apr 23, 2021 - 11 answers [37 favorites]

Relearning SQL Fast?

I used to know SQL fairly well but that was a few years ago and I have forgotten basically all of it. What's the best way to relearn SQL fast? I'm looking for specific (ideally free) websites, tutorials, whatever. [more inside]
posted by an octopus IRL to Computers & Internet at 8:21 AM on May 4, 2021 - 9 answers [34 favorites]

Feeling overwhelmed with trying to eat healther and exercise more?

Hi. I am trying to change my diet to a healthier fewer meats and more fresh veggies and fruits regime as well as exercise/hike/cardio every other day. Yet, I am feeling overwhelmed with trying to change my lifestyle to a healthier one -- it also feels time-consuming to prep and cook healthier meals at times. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow to Health at 7:41 AM on May 5, 2021 - 33 answers [34 favorites]

Getting a break from my ADHD brain

I have ADHD and my brain is buzzing with thoughts and ideas and feelings all.the.time. Even when I try to relax my mind is picking out little details in the ceiling, or thinking about what the melody in the music reminds me of, or trying to solve the world's problems, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by mekily to Health at 7:37 AM on Apr 27, 2021 - 22 answers [31 favorites]

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