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i need to get my shit together!

Why is it so hard for me to do the things I need to do to make my life better? How can I motivate myself to get my shit together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 2:21 PM on Jun 28, 2007 - 29 answers [219 favorites]

Becoming a better friend

What little things do great friends do that sets them apart from others? [more inside]
posted by PFL to Human Relations at 7:49 AM on Feb 12, 2008 - 28 answers [219 favorites]


What are some great traditions I can start with myself or with my family? Growing up, outside of your standard holidays, my family never had traditions like taking a yearly vacation, making cookies on Sundays, or going to all Notre Dame home games. Now that I am older, I want my own traditions. What traditions did you, your family, or friends have that I should be envious about?
posted by jasondigitized to Human Relations at 4:12 AM on Sep 24, 2010 - 92 answers [219 favorites]

What products are worth investing in?

What are some products that are widely accepted as "the best of their kind"? [more inside]
posted by karminai to Shopping at 8:57 AM on Mar 13, 2011 - 70 answers [219 favorites]

30 Days to a Better Me!

What five things do you recommend a person do to make themselves healthier, slimmer and overall a better person in 30 days? [more inside]
posted by adverb to Health at 1:12 PM on May 12, 2011 - 37 answers [219 favorites]

What websites am I missing?

What fascinating websites am I missing? I regularly check out, slate, nytimes, huffingtonpost, reddit, jezebel, & of course metafilter. What websites do you check in on regularly?
posted by cherrybounce to Computers & Internet at 3:20 PM on Jul 5, 2010 - 35 answers [217 favorites]

smitten my kitchen?

I adore Smitten Kitchen. What other food blogs should I follow? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine to Food & Drink at 1:38 PM on Mar 27, 2011 - 53 answers [217 favorites]

Scientifically verified ways to improve happiness and solve problems?

From the article in this post: "...there actually is some pretty good research on how to become happier and how to overcome personal difficulties that can be done relatively simply but which the self-help industry ignores." Well, I'm game. What simple, scientifically validated ways exist to become happier and overcome difficulties? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill to Science & Nature at 8:56 AM on Jun 15, 2011 - 17 answers [217 favorites]

Friend acquires a lot of cheese. What to do with it?

For complicated / irrelevant reasons a friend has suddenly acquired 18 pounds of Red Leicester cheese. It is good quality. However (again, complicated reasons) the cheese must be moved, used or transformed into something else within the next 72 hours or so. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore to Food & Drink at 4:32 PM on Aug 4, 2016 - 66 answers [217 favorites]

Simple, easy and elegant recipes that are always crowd pleasers: What are yours?

Simple, easy and elegant recipes that are always crowd pleasers: What are yours? [more inside]
posted by Carialle to Food & Drink at 10:28 AM on Jun 11, 2008 - 51 answers [215 favorites]

Help me keep it light and fun and make people smile

How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? With bonus: how to manage the situation gracefully if this is taken as a come-on... [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis to Human Relations at 7:20 PM on Aug 14, 2010 - 24 answers [215 favorites]

What are good, somewhat secret, subreddits?

I'd like to find some good subreddits that you wouldn't necessarily locate using a simple, type-in-a-likely-name search. Two pairs of examples: r/AskHistorians and r/twoxchromosomes (intuitive titles, but maybe you'd try r/history and r/feminism instead), and r/Wheredidthesodago and r/InternetIsBeautiful (impossible to imagine locating via a search).
posted by Going To Maine to Computers & Internet at 9:21 AM on Aug 29, 2013 - 47 answers [215 favorites]

Trials of a Responsible Hedonist

Peripatetic, endearingly-awkward geek seeks amazing advice for casual sex shenanigans. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Human Relations at 1:11 PM on Dec 18, 2007 - 107 answers [214 favorites]

Dragging myself kicking and screaming into adulthood

I'm looking for simple vegetable-centric recipes that really highlight the appeal of the vegetables they're made with. I don't have experience with enjoying very many vegetables, so I'm looking for recipes which will make me more familiar with what makes particular veggies delicious. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich to Food & Drink at 10:08 AM on Jun 7, 2011 - 57 answers [214 favorites]

Recommended replacements for Google Reader?

Google Reader is being retired in a few months. What web services (or conceivably software) would you recommend as a replacement?
posted by shenderson to Computers & Internet at 4:35 PM on Mar 13, 2013 - 48 answers [214 favorites]

Best one-pot soup, stew, or casserole recipes for crockpots?

Looking for soup, stew, or casserole recipes where I can spend ten minutes dumping stuff in the crockpot in the morning and have a full meal ready when I get home. Something like this is ideal; the only prep is chopping an onion before setting it and forgetting it until dinnertime. No dietary preferences or restrictions, but some vegetables would probably be good. I'm seeing a lot of recipes online, but am having a hard time weeding out which ones are worthwhile, and would appreciate any favorites you care to share.
posted by stellaluna to Food & Drink at 3:21 PM on Nov 4, 2013 - 26 answers [214 favorites]

What is the best cookie recipe?

These are terrible times and I'm fixing to eat my feelings. Also, the holidays are upon us and I had a surprise success with cookie-based gifts last year. So what is the best cookie recipe? [more inside]
posted by Frowner to Food & Drink at 3:40 PM on Oct 8, 2018 - 54 answers [214 favorites]

Items to make for meal prep at the beginning of each week?

Lately we have been cooking a bunch of things on Sunday or Monday that can be assembled mix-and-match style during the week, and it has been awesome. We're getting a bit tired of what we've been making, though, so I'm looking for additional ideas that we may not have thought of. If you do meal prep to get you through the week, what do you make? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna to Food & Drink at 4:07 PM on Sep 3, 2015 - 20 answers [213 favorites]

Games for two players, no pieces, no board.

Where can I find interesting conversation games? [more inside]
posted by graymouser to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 9:29 AM on Jun 4, 2007 - 48 answers [212 favorites]

How do great writers create stories?

How do great writers create stories? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice to Writing & Language at 4:14 AM on Jun 20, 2010 - 48 answers [212 favorites]

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