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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]

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]

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 three meals gives you most of your needed nutrition?

If you had to have the same 3 meals every day. [more inside]
posted by fantasticness to Health at 5:53 AM on May 17, 2021 - 10 answers [28 favorites]

Seeking speculative movies set in the near future: grim is fine :)

I am seeking movies that will help me engage imaginatively with what may be coming in the semi-near future. I feel like we're headed into weird & tough times, what with climate change, the pandemic, declining democracy, rising xenophobia, and so forth, and so I'm seeking recommendations for movies that aim to imagine what that future may look like. They definitely don't need to be formally sci-fi: realistic drama would be great too. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG to Media & Arts at 5:58 AM on May 12, 2021 - 33 answers [23 favorites]

Getting back a level of fitness after prolonged inactivity

I am dealing with the mental and physical repercussions of being extremely physically inactive for over a year, and feeling extremely overwhelmed at the amount of work I have to do to regain a modicum of fitness. Has anyone else been in this situation and what would your advice be? CW: Weight and fitness. Please no diet talk or advice. Thanks [more inside]
posted by unicorn chaser to Health at 4:56 AM on May 18, 2021 - 37 answers [20 favorites]

Twitter "buy this" answer thread, but for adult autism?

I'm an autistic adult (academic faculty) looking for recommendations on what *specific* items I can spend money on to improve my experience of the world (any price level). Specific advice with links (e.g. "pseudo-earplugs like Calmer Flare") rather than general ("earplugs") is desirable. [more inside]
posted by rollcredits to Shopping at 3:10 PM on May 17, 2021 - 8 answers [19 favorites]

push it real good

How is push-up formed? [more inside]
posted by nayantara to Health at 9:10 PM on May 14, 2021 - 11 answers [18 favorites]

Book of 1,001 Plot Devices

Do you have a preferred book that covers plot devices? Could be pointed at readers or writers, and for writers, I’m more oriented toward fiction, but screenwriting, etc. would work too. Something like a mashup of an encyclopedia of narrative techniques and TV Tropes, covering everything from unreliable narrators to time bombs to episode-in-a-bottle. [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja to Writing & Language at 6:59 PM on May 16, 2021 - 9 answers [17 favorites]

How do I write a College Paper?

Can anyone recommend a youtube video or free online class that breaks this down for me like I am 5 (er.. or say 12)? [more inside]
posted by xarnop to Education at 6:49 AM on May 12, 2021 - 17 answers [16 favorites]

Help me break through my malaise- Depression, ADD, CPTSD

I had a breakdown in 2016, and I don’t feel I’ve ever fully recovered. Help me get out of this rut and help myself. Trigger warning for assault. [more inside]
posted by Dwardles to Human Relations at 4:50 AM on May 15, 2021 - 20 answers [16 favorites]

Sensory Friendly Clothing Go-Tos?

I'm looking for comfortable clothing for someone who is pretty sensitive to e.g. tags, exposed elastic, itchy seams, restrictive fit, snug cuffs, and tight crewnecks. Do you have an affordable go-to brand or shop? Bonus points if they have petite sizes. You win the thread if it's also gender-neutral clothing.
posted by moira to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 4:35 PM on May 17, 2021 - 6 answers [15 favorites]

What are the best non-US English-language podcasts?

What are some good podcasts being made in English outside of the US? I’m especially interested in ones that aren’t strictly interview-based and are not hosted by comedians.
posted by vunder to Media & Arts at 6:23 PM on May 17, 2021 - 10 answers [15 favorites]

Why do I find old buildings so soothing to look at?

Why do I find old buildings soothing to look at? Looking at a cathedral built over 500 years ago in real life brings out an inner peace. Looking at a modern skyscraper does nothing for me. [more inside]
posted by jacobean to Science & Nature at 5:59 AM on May 12, 2021 - 22 answers [14 favorites]

Proxy shipping from Japan to US

I would like to purchase something from a boutique in Tokyo, and have it shipped to me in the United States. My clumsy translation of the website suggests they don't take US credit cards or ship outside of Japan. How can I best make this happen? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese to Grab Bag at 4:32 PM on May 13, 2021 - 7 answers [14 favorites]

Is there a charity to support ugly people?

I have received some money from my evil grandma’s estate. In her life, one thing that stood out about her was just how much she detested people who she deemed unattractive. I would like some of her money to go towards a cause (or causes) that support people who are considered conventionally unattractive, particularly women (she was also a misogynist). Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by Mizu to Grab Bag at 8:12 PM on May 16, 2021 - 11 answers [14 favorites]

Is there a name for this corporate art style?

At this point we've all heard of Corporate Memphis. But recently I've been noticing a distinctive style of illustration popping up on what I guess I'd describe as neo-finance sites--it's sort of like, um, if Moebius illustrated Ayn Rand. Examples: The robinhood.com sign-in page; etherium.org. Does it have a name? Or is it the work of a single artist/design firm?
posted by pullayup to Computers & Internet at 11:00 AM on May 12, 2021 - 4 answers [13 favorites]

Summer clothing for sunlight-sensitive people

I (43M) take medication that causes sunlight sensitivity. Even though I live in a relatively shady area of the world, I will turn pink and begin to burn after 15-20 minutes of being outside. I need suggestions for dressing in summer weather while staying as covered and/or unburned as possible. Bonus if it's cool temperature clothing, as summertimes can hit 100F in my region. [more inside]
posted by jibberish to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 11:01 AM on May 14, 2021 - 14 answers [13 favorites]

How do I work more? Anxiety, ADHD, work from home

I have an intellectually challenging work-from-home freelancing job (research and writing). I feel sort of guilty for not working more (because isn't productivity important?), not taking the opportunity to earn more money to set myself up for the unexpected things that are bound to happen in the future, and not taking the opportunity to develop my career more. [more inside]
posted by Squalor Victoria to Work & Money at 8:13 PM on May 16, 2021 - 7 answers [13 favorites]

Help me plan my weekend!

I'm driving to the city this week for work and I've decided to extend my stay to the weekend. I'm having a lot of weird anxiety planning my free time. Can you help? Details inside! [Please don't tell me not to travel. Please don't tell me I should be concerned about spreading/catching Covid. I'd really, really appreciate it if you would just pass this thread by if you're feeling any kind of strong reaction to my travel plans. Thank you ❤️] [more inside]
posted by MiraK to Travel & Transportation at 5:11 AM on May 17, 2021 - 25 answers [13 favorites]

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