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popcorn toppings

I want to perk up my popcorn. What toppings that are probably sitting around the house, or are easily found at a typical grocery store, do you all find the yummiest? Wet, dry, shake, stir, good-for-you, bad-for-you (real butter!!), I don't care, just suggest anything that tastes good and is readily available.
posted by luvmywife to Food & Drink at 10:55 AM on Apr 20, 2010 - 103 answers [250 favorites]

I Need a New Big Think Book!

I need a new "big think" book! I just finished Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, and I loved his other books as well. I've read everything Jared Diamond has published (Collapse, Guns, Germs & Steel, The Third Chimpanzee etc.) I like books that stretch your brain and reveal the hidden factors in life, the world and society. [more inside]
posted by musofire to Science & Nature at 5:03 PM on May 10, 2009 - 65 answers [249 favorites]

When I grow up I want to be Adam Savage.

I want to possess the knowledge, tools, materials, and workspace to make whatever the hell I feel like making, whenever I feel like making it. Because I can’t do this overnight, I want to start with the most versatile tools and skill first. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 12:36 PM on Feb 22, 2010 - 48 answers [247 favorites]

Holy Results, Batman!

What are your favorite beauty products? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 4:53 AM on May 27, 2012 - 60 answers [247 favorites]

This is the best __________ I know of....

What are your favorite mundane items? I want to own the best box cutter, oven mitts, key ring, wallet, dog collar and lead, notebook, pen, reusable shopping bag, bed sheets, sponge, dish washing brush, lint remover, and _______ on the planet. What's something you own that's amazing and you think everyone should own? Price is no object — what's a thing you bought and never want (or need) to switch to another?
posted by dobbs to Shopping at 7:44 PM on Mar 26, 2022 - 120 answers [245 favorites]

What is the critical book for your hobby/passion?

I find books that are considered to be the best or most complete or most highly regarded for their particular topic fascinating, regardless of what it is. I'm looking for these types of books for different hobbies or passions. I'm always looking to expand my interests. Basically I'm asking this question, but on a more recreational level. [more inside]
posted by holmesian to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 7:12 AM on Mar 15, 2016 - 89 answers [244 favorites]

Help me fall in love with the Internet again

I have reached the end of the Internet. Well, my Internet, anyway. Please recommend some sites that will refresh my surfing experience. [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars to Computers & Internet at 6:26 PM on Apr 26, 2009 - 37 answers [243 favorites]

Mess with my head!

Books that mess with your head [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 to Writing & Language at 6:03 AM on Jun 24, 2010 - 73 answers [243 favorites]

cake for lazy people

When I lived in France, I used to make a super easy, delicious cake for the kids that involved using a container of yogurt and then measuring all the other ingredients using that container of yogurt. I've totally forgotten how to make this now. Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find a recipe?
posted by logic vs love to Food & Drink at 8:14 PM on Oct 20, 2010 - 20 answers [243 favorites]

Dedicating a year to spoiling my physical body

Help me spend a year spoiling my body and becoming incredibly healthy, fit, gorgeous, and happy :) [more inside]
posted by saraindc to Health at 3:08 PM on Dec 17, 2010 - 39 answers [242 favorites]

Hidden Rooms and 'Dead' Spaces: help me find more pictures of this sort of thing!

I've recently become fascinated by (a) long-forgotten "hidden" rooms in houses and other buildings and (b) "dead space" in houses, e.g., large unfinished areas behind walls that are only perhaps discovered years later. Help me find more examples of this sort of thing -- preferably examples with pictures! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin to Home & Garden at 3:58 PM on Jan 13, 2012 - 69 answers [242 favorites]

What is a life-changing realization you wish you had sooner? (2017 ed.)

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]
posted by hexaflexagon to Human Relations at 1:35 PM on Dec 22, 2017 - 144 answers [242 favorites]


Creep me out! Lately I've been on an "unsettling stuff" kick -- I like feeling unsettled and I find it creatively inspiring -- but I'm running low on things to explore. [more inside]
posted by Nattie to Media & Arts at 2:44 PM on Dec 3, 2009 - 101 answers [241 favorites]

What features would your dream house have?

We will be building a new house to live in, what features could we add to make this the best house ever? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm to Home & Garden at 11:44 AM on Aug 9, 2014 - 112 answers [241 favorites]

How do you spot Dating Warning Phrases?

Can you help me to better distinguish cheery lovebird songs vs. the squawks of ailing canaries in my dating coal mine? [more inside]
posted by argonauta to Human Relations at 3:44 PM on Jan 30, 2013 - 85 answers [240 favorites]

Lessons that stuck with you

What is one concept or mental model you learned in law school, grad school, business school, trade school, in a MOOC, etc., that blew your mind, stuck with you, and became a regular or essential part of your "cognitive toolkit"? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty to Education at 12:56 PM on Jan 2, 2017 - 83 answers [240 favorites]

You Are Trying To Break My Heart

What are your picks for melancholy, lonely, time-stopping and heartachingly beautiful songs? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian to Media & Arts at 8:10 AM on Oct 7, 2009 - 221 answers [239 favorites]

Recipes for dinners that, above all, can be made FAST...

What do you make for dinner on those nights when it comes down to a choice between something that can be made fast, or takeout? I'm the mother of a newborn, so every night is one of those nights. [more inside]
posted by kitcat to Food & Drink at 7:20 AM on Oct 1, 2010 - 85 answers [239 favorites]

Books on history that are a delight to read.

Please recommend your favorite books on history that are a delight to read. [more inside]
posted by grayber to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 10:20 AM on Apr 14, 2012 - 43 answers [239 favorites]

What's the "bless your heart" of your field?

I've noticed that a few professions seem to have a semi-common veiled insult specific to their field. These tend to be used in the same way that many southerners say "bless your heart" in lieu of calling someone stupid. For example, certain academics will say that a colleague is a gadfly (like an annoying way), and I've known nurses to say that another nurse "really should have been a doctor" when they think that colleague is full of it. What are some others?
posted by lemonadeheretic to Work & Money at 1:38 PM on Feb 4, 2013 - 201 answers [239 favorites]

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