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I'm working at a temp job where I have nothing better to do most of the time than browse the internet. Can y'all give me recommendations for interesting websites? Ideally they'd be things to read, not games so I look sorta professional. I saw the Ask from 2016, which I'll check out, but maybe there's some new sites. [more inside]
I’m looking for folks who write fun adventures, but also ones in which the main characters generally not only survive, but also tend to find love, fulfillment, and happiness. [more inside]
Please recommend the best escapist literature. [more inside]
Help me gather some data: What symptoms do you experience before, during and after a migraine other than a headache? [more inside]
I love this routine from Les Mills and I really enjoy Fitness Marshall videos as well, because the only way to make me exercise is to make it as much like dance as possible, apparently. However, I do this at home and out of consideration for the downstairs neighbours, I tend to do all of it barefeet. Is that likely to be damaging to my (flat) feet/knees/some other body part that I haven't even considered? Am I just being paranoid and bouncing around in shoes wouldn't be as noisy as I think it would be or there are ways to mitigate the disturbance (nobody has complained...yet) Orrrrr, what sort of low impact exercises should I be looking at? Specific videos or folks I can follow on YT would be super helpful. That's pretty much it. Thank you so much!
As luck would have it, I just had some treasuries come due, the bulk of the fixed income in my portfolio. My plan (based on advice from a fixed income specialist), was to reinvest the money in more treasuries using the ladder technique, something new to me. But now, with things changing so rapidly, it doesn't seem like that advice is relevant anymore, and I am not sure what to do. Move to CDs? Invest in a money market fund? Keep to the treasury plan? None of the above? [more inside]
I'm struggling with depression and anxiety. I have a wide-open, obligation-free 5-day trip to New Mexico planned for September. What can I do to relax and heal around Santa Fe? [more inside]
Every winter, I get very very sad and flat. I suspect SAD is at play (I live in Ontario). Every summer, I find a great rhythm and think "this is the year! this year I won't give in to the winter blues". Reader, it never works. [more inside]
Looking for ways, big or small, to upgrade my bath experience. [more inside]
We love pork tenderloins at our house. And I would make them more often, but except for using the meat in stir-fry and in this recipe, I don't know exactly what to do with them. Your ideas gratefully accepted and links to recipes much appreciated. Appropriate kitchen equipment, access to even esoteric ingredients, and reasonable cooking skills all assured.
Help me plan a trip through Argentina by bus! [more inside]
I'm using Plex right now for music streaming of my collection, but I'd like something that's open source and a bit better for music specifically. Specifics inside. [more inside]
I have a yen to be transported by emotional, yet upbeat bangers. Tell me the songs that make you see stars. [more inside]
What are the best resources for teaching preschoolers emotional intelligence and the other things that they're developmentally primed to learn? What are good resources and guides and tools here? [more inside]
I write poetry and fiction and have been lucky enough to have a few things accepted by literary journals. But I'm terrible about sending things out. How can I get better? [more inside]
I'm in the last stages of an interview for a job I am lukewarm about; my continued interest in the process is going to be completely contingent on benefits/salary range. I don't want to activate my references at all until I know more about those details, and I don't care if it tanks my candidacy. How do I politely convey this if I'm asked for references before I'm given more details? [more inside]
I always had plenty of fine, shiny, somewhat oily hair. Cue menopause. Now I have dry-ish thicker somewhat frizzy hair. Any suggestions on conditioners (particular brands) or other strategies? I've been experimenting with leave-in conditioners. Also, I only use shampoo about once a week and otherwise just use conditioner in the shower.
I'm looking for recommendations for engaging story and/or investigative-style podcasts that aren't dark. [more inside]
I was listening to Joni Mitchell's song "This Flight Tonight" from her 1971 album Blue, and the lines "Got the headphones up high/ Can't numb you out/ Can't drum you out of my mind/ They're playing Goodbye baby, Baby Goodbye" made me wonder when in-flight headphones came into use, and what the technology was for playing back the music. When did multiple channels become an option?
Is there a way to get rid of silverfish without hurting the local spiders? Diatomaceous earth seemed promising, but it's bad for spiders. [more inside]