Most Favorited Questions of All Time (24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, 12 months)
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I can't make myself do anything. I've never been able to. I want to accomplish so much, I have goals, but for some reason, I just can't make myself do all the things I know I'm capable of. How can I turn this around? Is there a name for it? What should I do? [more inside]
Help! I'm stuck in my bedroom. The knob won't turn much either way and won't come unlatched. The only person who has a key to my house is out of town, so I can't even call a locksmith and have him let in. How can I get out of my bedroom? The door knob is the kind with screws only on the exterior. I've tried to slide a credit card in, but that did not yield results. Anyone have any advice to help me get out of my room?
Name a purchase of yours that was worth every penny! [more inside]
Between bad timing and desperation I hired a professional housekeeper to clean before family arrived for the holidays last year. She left the place looking better than when I first moved in. How can I do this on my own? [more inside]
Metafilter feminists help me out! I an trying to compile a list of things that only ambitious women get to hear as they fight their way into management. Things like "you sound too abrasive". But also getting ignored in a specific way. I would like these to be things someone has actually said to you or someone you know. Can you help me?
Recommend me aggressively happy music. The kind of music that punches happiness into you no matter how much you don't want it to be there. The sort that explodes into spiky neon flowers. [more inside]
Between the hours of 9-to-5, or whenever you work...what are you doing, specifically? [more inside]
I want to feel amazed. Please give me your best examples of transcendent performance (musical, sports, film, fictional stories, etc.) that show people performing at the peak of what's possible and even surpassing their conscious selves. Give me the chills! Raise the hair on the back of my head! Some Youtube links would be great. Thanks!
Interviewers/HR people: what's the best cover letter you've ever read, the one that made you want to hire that person on the spot? [more inside]
Please share your systems, rules, habits, routines--I want to minimize my repeated small choices. [more inside]
You are a well-dressed person. You put effort into your appearance and you always look good. What are some of the things you do regularly to achieve this? [more inside]
What are your best survival tips for dangerous situations that someone might realistically find themselves in? [more inside]
Why can't I just WORK? [more inside]
Please share your mind hacks/mental hacks/stories you tell yourself to make things in your life easier. [more inside]
I love reading sites like kottke.org and Neatorama (and, of course, Metafilter). It's exciting - I never know what I'll come across next. What are some other sites that have lots of interesting stuff, preferably on a daily basis (but less often is fine as long as the content is high quality)? [more inside]
FrugalFilter: I used to do _____, but now I use _____ on the internet for free! Examples and ... [more inside]
I am looking for the female equivalent to Tycho Brahe, someone who's life was full of both achievement and adventure. A woman who has a list of great deeds (such as discovering a supernova) and also great stories (like getting a moose drunk, or losing their nose in a duel over maths) Is there such a woman (Well, I know there must have been, but more accurately has history recorded such a woman)
I'm getting married this Sunday to a wonderful person. We've been together 5 years and have lived together for two of those years. We are both in our 30s. I'm interested in your "tricks" for a fulfilling and healthy marriage. [more inside]
What one change I can make in my life for one month will have the greatest positive effect? [more inside]
In search of nonfiction that makes you go, "Huh. Never thought of it like that before.” Suggestions, please! [more inside]