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This question is my favorite AskMefi post of all time and I find myself revisiting it every year or so. As I've since graduated college and entered the adult world some of these realizations have become much clearer. It's been years since that post and there are a lot of new official Mefites here, myself included. So, wise people of the green, what are some life-changing realizations you've had as you've aged? [more inside]
I'm looking for recipes that are remarkably delicious and sophisticated given the low effort required to make them. No-knead bread would fit into this category, and so would this red cabbage salad. [more inside]
I loved Couch to 5K, the program designed to take a person from being a sedentary non-runner to being a 5K-runner. I'd like to find other programs which take you from zero to being a solid beginner. These could be in sports (Couch to Yoga/Weights/Swimming) or other fields (Couch to Cooking/Being Well Read/Meditating/Political Activism/Gardening/Woodwork/Birdwatching/Having a Clean House/Whatever), and they could be free or paid. [more inside]
Having accidentally stumbled across Chapman Reflexes and completely dissolving my decades-long piriformis pain in 15 minutes, I have SO MANY QUESTIONS but basically, what is this magic? What else don't I know? [more inside]
Give me breakfast ideas! I've been grabbing breakfast bars, but they're not that healthy and I don't really like them because they're all sweet. I want something healthy and savory. And -- this is the most important part -- it has to be DEAD ASS EASY. [more inside]
I've always had very stiff hamstrings, but I've discovered that doing a couple of sets of ten toe touches every day goes a long way towards improving their flexibility. What quick stretches help YOU stay limber? [more inside]
I'm looking for sewing patterns. But not the Simplicity or McCall's patterns my mom used...modern ones. [more inside]
Gripping because the internet has done a number on my attention span. Meaningful because I have Trump Related Affective Disorder and need hearty/substantial new thoughts in my brain. I like: detectives and people who are on mad quests, books where people care about things and each other, oddness/surrealness, good stylists, rollicking epics, relative ease of comprehension, really good YA. [more inside]
I’m looking for podcasts to listen to while relaxing that are not too deep or intense, but still engaging. [more inside]
I am a single person who has been too cavalier in my food spending the past months. What are some ways to cut down without feeling like a broke college student? [more inside]
For years, Momofoku's bo ssam has been my go to for omnivore dinner parties, because it's super easy, fairly cheap, and given the effort and cost of ingredients, shockingly, absurdly, it-should-not-be-this delicious. Are there any special occasion vegetarian or vegan main dish recipes with a similar payoff?
What all-in-one home “kits” could I assemble? [more inside]
I have a birthday coming up soon (28 - which for some reason feels like a milestone to me) and have been spending some time thinking about some of the small epiphanies I've had in the last few years that have made my life infinitely better. Such as - it's ok to let go of friends who no longer bring anything positive into your life; you are not responsible for your mothers happiness; and it's OK if the person you are seriously dating and thinking about settling down with is very different from the person that you thought you'd be with. In fact, it might be a very good thing. All of this thinking has made me realize that 1) if I had known this a few years earlier I might have avoided some serious heartache and anxiety attacks and 2) that there are probably plenty more epiphanies that I haven't had yet. So, I'm asking you all wise and all knowing MeFiers - what is a life changing realization you wish you'd had sooner?
I don't like the sugar in smoothies, but I still want to drink my greens. Give me your favorite soups with lots of leafy greens. Bonus points for lower carb. Double bonus points if I can drink it instead of needing a spoon (purees, cream of x, etc).
When I was a kid, I thought that if I knew everything, I could do anything. So I read the encyclopedia. The whole thing. When I was 6. It's all lost to the sands of time, now, and I want it back. How do I learn everything? [more inside]
Bookriot has an annual "Read Harder" challenge, suggesting 24 categories of books to read. I need good recommendations for 10 of them. [more inside]
How can I be more productive with my limited free time when I'm an introvert who always needs serious down-time before going to bed? [more inside]
I really liked Thinking, Fast and Slow and The Dictator's Handbook. I think I might in general enjoy reading books where academics summarize their own work for the popular press. What should I read next?
What are the external props, prompts, and practices that remind you to be mindful and return to center when life’s little details overshadow your intention? [more inside]
It's freezing cold in NYC and I yearn to make some kind of rich, hearty casserole. Do you have some recipes you like? [more inside]