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Interviewing the Interviewer

You're in a job interview. What are some tactics you use to determine whether the interviewer/manager is someone you like and want to work for? I'm looking for anything... subtle cues to look out for, questions to ask, etc.
posted by onecircleaday to Human Relations at 1:25 PM on May 22, 2018 - 27 answers [46 favorites]

a heroine, a puzzle, a novel

Looking for books with puzzles, and preferably female protagonists - think Special Topics in Calamity Physics and The Westing Game. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals to Media & Arts at 6:43 AM on May 22, 2018 - 13 answers [44 favorites]

Best True Crime and Money-Related Podcast Episodes

My husband and are about to spend 16 hours in the car over two days. We are looking for engaging podcast episodes about true crime or money. [more inside]
posted by kate blank to Grab Bag at 11:09 AM on May 21, 2018 - 24 answers [35 favorites]

Best home 'improvements' for renters

What are the best home innovations/improvements that renters can use without altering their living space permanently or cause any security-deposit-loss-worthy damage? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith to Home & Garden at 11:58 AM on May 21, 2018 - 30 answers [32 favorites]

Resources for the Pseudo-Woke

What are your favorite resources to talk about race/inequalities/power dynamics/inclusiveness? Preferably easier and shorter reads. [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 to Human Relations at 7:06 AM on May 25, 2018 - 11 answers [31 favorites]

Upbeat shows to watch on Prime video

I'm looking for TV shows and movies available on Amazon Prime video that will not give me nightmares. [more inside]
posted by medusa to Media & Arts at 8:03 AM on May 21, 2018 - 22 answers [30 favorites]

Help me get caught up on web front end dev trends and best practices

I'm a software developer with 15+ years of experience, but I've been working exclusively on the middle tier and back end for the last 7 years. I'd like to get a kickstart of knowledge on best practices for front end/UI development so I can enhance my full-stack skills. [more inside]
posted by matildaben to Computers & Internet at 8:42 AM on May 23, 2018 - 5 answers [30 favorites]

Harry Potter and the Ignored Memory of Colonialism

Has anyone written anything about how to square the brutal, colonial history of the world with urban fantasy or Harry Potter type magic? Alternatively, has anyone written urban fantasy/alternative history where magic actually made a difference in terms of colonialism and Europe's power in the world? [more inside]
posted by Hactar to Society & Culture at 8:34 PM on May 21, 2018 - 29 answers [27 favorites]

Give me browsable online Archives of… Stuff

As a kid of the 90s, I used to love browsing FTP archives for old DOS/shareware games and programs. There's a sense of discovery I get in being able to poke through curated, or at least categorized, items in search of new shiny things. [more inside]
posted by Alensin to Computers & Internet at 4:53 PM on May 22, 2018 - 11 answers [27 favorites]

I want to learn about how finance works. Books? Podcasts?

I really appreciated The Big Short, both the book and the movie, and I realize I have no idea how banking actually works beyond a Miracle on 34th Street level. I want to learn, but I don't need a degree or a job in finance, I'm just curious how it actually works. Where do I start?
posted by gofargogo to Work & Money at 9:05 PM on May 22, 2018 - 14 answers [24 favorites]

Why am I invisible to men?

I'm a woman in my late 20s. My entire life, I've never made it onto men's radars as a romantic option unless I've assertively positioned myself there. Even in online dating where women are supposedly flooded with male attention and interest, I sent out more messages than I received, and most of them went unanswered. What's wrong with me? Am I simply too ugly? Not womanly or desirable enough? [more inside]
posted by Penny Dreadful to Human Relations at 1:52 PM on May 20, 2018 - 42 answers [23 favorites]

Ray Bradbury story, grandfather unexpectedly visits grandson & roommate

Completely unannounced, grandfather shows up at his grandsons home, for the first time seeing grandsons living arrangement, first time meeting his grandsons roommate. Surprise ensues; spoiler inside. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue to Human Relations at 10:34 PM on May 20, 2018 - 5 answers [23 favorites]

Bollywood me!

I have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. I do not have any normal TV or cable service. What should I be watching? [more inside]
posted by ErisLordFreedom to Media & Arts at 8:50 PM on May 18, 2018 - 9 answers [32 favorites (22 in the past 7 days)]

Mental hygiene - work edition

I have a lot of mean coworkers, and I can't afford to get upset because I have too many commitments this year. Please share your mental hygiene / survival tips! [more inside]
posted by Crookshanks_Meow to Work & Money at 3:41 AM on May 22, 2018 - 23 answers [22 favorites]

Summer of dinner picnics

Making the best of a bad situation, I need picnic dinner ideas + recipes for most weeknights this summer. Ideally:
  1. Quick to prep + cook
  2. Kid friendly
  3. Vegetarian friendly (meat can be a part, just easily added or removed per preference)
  4. Healthy
  5. Low-moderate expense
  6. Will keep in a cooler from 6am to 6pm -- no reheating!
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posted by this-apoptosis to Food & Drink at 12:38 PM on May 20, 2018 - 17 answers [21 favorites]

Family Dashboard?

Does anyone have a one-stop digital way to see what's going on and important to the family? My wishlist inside.... [more inside]
posted by amanda to Technology at 9:11 AM on May 22, 2018 - 2 answers [21 favorites]

Happy love songs

What's your favourite love song from the past 10 years? [more inside]
posted by yawper to Media & Arts at 8:44 PM on May 22, 2018 - 35 answers [21 favorites]

Small goals can be good goals

What small habits/goals/activities do you have for yourself that keep you engaged with life and doing new things? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 11:08 AM on May 18, 2018 - 17 answers [63 favorites (18 in the past 7 days)]

My sight singing is my weakness

I want to improve my sight singing. My voice teacher says I need something like Rosetta Stone for sight singing. Please help! [more inside]
posted by whitelily to Education at 4:23 PM on May 21, 2018 - 23 answers [18 favorites]

Extremely low energy slump in afternoon

I lose all my energy around 2 pm every day -- I can't function, I can barely drive, I'm completely unable to do anything. I'm desperate to find some solution. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 to Health at 11:10 AM on May 22, 2018 - 31 answers [18 favorites]

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