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Looking for gateway vegetable recipes

My mom needs to eat more vegetables but is intimidated by most of them. I’m looking for the most delicious, “see, [vegetable] isn’t scary!” recipes. [more inside]
posted by bananacabana to Food & Drink at 7:16 PM on Jul 15, 2019 - 43 answers [81 favorites]

30 minutes to an hour of heaven

What are the best albums as albums -- albums with NO weak songs? Original releases only (no greatest hits). Single artist or group (no compilations). No classical. What say you?
posted by pH Indicating Socks to Media & Arts at 12:43 AM on Jul 18, 2019 - 155 answers [79 favorites]

Weirdly Specific Packing and Possession Lists?

What packing list was sent to MTV's Road Rule cast? What personal possessions did Scandinavian pioneers in the 1800s own on the farm? What does a typical billionaire have in their house? (Think Peter Menzel's "Material World", but even more.) [more inside]
posted by Ms Vegetable to Grab Bag at 4:06 PM on Jul 14, 2019 - 25 answers [69 favorites]

Relationship Rituals and Family Traditions

What structured activities do you do with your significant other to add meaning and joy in your life? I'm looking for things that are reoccurring: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or seasonally. [more inside]
posted by grinagog to Human Relations at 8:28 AM on Jul 19, 2019 - 28 answers [62 favorites]

Comedians other than straight white cisgender dudes

I've realized that my favorite comedians happen to be men -- and a pretty homogeneous group at that -- so I want to know about some other funny folks to balance that out! [more inside]
posted by trillian to Media & Arts at 9:21 AM on Jul 16, 2019 - 58 answers [50 favorites]

Recommend a book, save a sanity!

Help me find my next favorite book. The most important quality that it is funny, but it has to be a kind, generous,expansive funny that's not about being unkind or contemptuous of people. I also really enjoy things that are fairy tale-ish or magical. The stakes: I really really need cheering up right now, and being taken out of myself. I'm experiencing rather a lot of physical pain and my brain has decided that I would probably like some panicky anxiety to go with that, but my brain is wrong! I need fun light froth to occupy my brain and reset my emotions. Help me with delightful books! [more inside]
posted by Jenny'sCricket to Media & Arts at 3:33 PM on Jul 20, 2019 - 33 answers [39 favorites]

Looking for more retrospective company disaster books

I've discovered there's a particular type of story I'm drawn to and would like to find more books like this, but it's quite specific. [more inside]
posted by bellebethcooper to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 8:03 PM on Jul 14, 2019 - 25 answers [34 favorites]

How do you resist unendurable sadness at night?

I get extremely sad at night these days, and require as much light as possible. Even so, even when near people who love me & whom I love, I find myself filled with a horrible sense of uselessness, loneliness, doing the wrong thing, FOMO, and general doom that the current circumstances of my life are never-ending and change is impossible. How do I avoid extreme sadness at night, aside from going to be before sundown? [more inside]
posted by Hooray For Socks! to Human Relations at 9:31 PM on Jul 14, 2019 - 26 answers [33 favorites]

Structuring Alone Time

I’m at the beginning of a year that’s going to involve LOTS of time by myself, with few responsibilities (but juuuusst enough to make getting a job impractical). I’m already sliding into a place where I’m spending lots of time on my phone and making very slow progress on things like unpacking my new apartment. Help me save myself from myself. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to Health at 12:23 PM on Jul 16, 2019 - 17 answers [33 favorites]

[Sewist Filter] Go-to simple dress pattern?

Do you have a favorite simple shift dress pattern? I am looking for a simple dress pattern with no waist that I can make in a few different fabrics. [more inside]
posted by vunder to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 2:36 PM on Jul 19, 2019 - 8 answers [32 favorites]

Under-dress shorts for the chub rub

Hi! I have some bike-short type things I wear under dresses in the summer, but I want some better ones. I have specific desires. Help me find the perfect pair? [more inside]
posted by greta simone to Shopping at 7:45 AM on Jul 19, 2019 - 36 answers [26 favorites]

What do mis-gendered nouns sound like?

For people who are fluently bilingual in both American English and a language with gendered nouns (specifically interested in French, but others please chip in): What's the closest English equivalent (if one exists) to what it it feels like when someone misgenders a noun? [more inside]
posted by true to Writing & Language at 7:52 AM on Jul 19, 2019 - 14 answers [26 favorites]

Minnesotans, break out your Lutheran cookbooks

I grew up in a super meat and potatoes (and mayonnaise and cool whip...) Minnesota food culture. Help me brainstorm my super horrible Minnesota food fest. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats to Food & Drink at 6:23 PM on Jul 19, 2019 - 29 answers [20 favorites]

Online communities for second-generation Asian Americans?

My work and hobbies and wife are very white, and while they're all nice people I would like to spend more time communicating with people who share my cultural background. (If my goal doesn't immediately make sense, this might be a good question to skip.) Where on the internet could I find them? [more inside]
posted by meaty shoe puppet to Computers & Internet at 12:27 AM on Jul 14, 2019 - 5 answers [21 favorites (19 in the past 7 days)]

Not everyone understands house music – it's a spiritual thing

What DJs are spinning classic-style, soulful, funky 90s house music in 2019? I want to subscribe to 'em on Soundcloud or wherever. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet to Media & Arts at 6:55 AM on Jul 15, 2019 - 9 answers [18 favorites]

Sour gummi candies that don't start sour and turn sweet?

Okay, so we just had a question about sour lemon drops yesterday. Now I'm hoping you all can help me find good sour gummi candies. But specifically, I want sour gummies that start sour and STAY sour. Haribo Sour Bears and Sour Patch Kids start off great, but the sour is just in the coating on the surface of the candy, so once that's gone, the candy turns sweet. I want the sour to stay! Anybody have recommendations for sour gummies that are sour all the way through?
posted by sarcasticah to Food & Drink at 10:45 AM on Jul 17, 2019 - 14 answers [18 favorites]

Attractive fonts and design for professional documents?

It's 2019, but somehow I still don't have a go-to default template for business-y documents with headings and subheadings and the like. Font suggestions particularly welcome, but I'm also open to design or template suggestions in general. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph to Media & Arts at 12:22 PM on Jul 18, 2019 - 3 answers [18 favorites]

Advice and insights from notable nonfiction editors?

I recently read an interview with Jill Lepore in which she described how her editor at the New Yorker, Henry Finder, had helped her tremendously with an essay. I'd like to learn more about how editors like Finder think about editing-- how they approach line edits, structural edits, how they work, what they advise. Looking for articles, interviews, or other resources in which editors like Finder share their insights about editing. [more inside]
posted by Mystical Listicle to Writing & Language at 11:08 AM on Jul 19, 2019 - 4 answers [18 favorites]

Pretty (efficient, compact?) pill case recommendations, pretty please!

Hope me find a good pill case(s). I need multiple, so might end up with a couple different kinds. I’d like each one to be aesthetically pleasing in some way, and would love them to be compact, organized, and portable if possible. [more inside]
posted by seemoorglass to Shopping at 6:23 AM on Jul 16, 2019 - 15 answers [17 favorites]

How to I fake it until I make it?

How do I cultivate a persona of optimism and positivity so I can become more successful in both my professional and personal lives? I'm feeling down right now but know nobody wants to see that. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat to Human Relations at 9:32 PM on Jul 17, 2019 - 7 answers [17 favorites]

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