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Interesting, yet very safe for work, websites

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]
posted by starlybri to Computers & Internet at 5:52 PM on Aug 16, 2019 - 23 answers [80 favorites (45 in the past 24 hours)]

What fantasy and sci fi authors do you trust for happy endings?

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]
posted by bananacabana to Media & Arts at 8:03 PM on Aug 16, 2019 - 20 answers [51 favorites (33 in the past 24 hours)]

Soft tomes for hard times: ultimate literary escapism

Please recommend the best escapist literature. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free to Media & Arts at 4:27 PM on Aug 17, 2019 - 11 answers [17 favorites]

Tell me about your migraines (other than the obvious)

Help me gather some data: What symptoms do you experience before, during and after a migraine other than a headache? [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen to Health at 2:10 PM on Aug 17, 2019 - 49 answers [7 favorites]

Low impact exercise, among other things

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!
posted by Nieshka to Health at 11:27 AM on Aug 16, 2019 - 6 answers [13 favorites (6 in the past 24 hours)]

Recession and Fixed Income?

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]
posted by nanook to Work & Money at 9:05 AM on Aug 17, 2019 - 4 answers [6 favorites]

Help me relax in New Mexico

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]
posted by codhavereturned to Travel & Transportation at 9:48 AM on Aug 16, 2019 - 19 answers [23 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Winter Joy Strategy

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]
posted by lizifer to Health at 7:22 AM on Aug 16, 2019 - 11 answers [18 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Luxurify my bath

Looking for ways, big or small, to upgrade my bath experience. [more inside]
posted by Cozybee to Home & Garden at 9:57 PM on Aug 17, 2019 - 13 answers [5 favorites]

Help me rock some pork tenderloins

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.
posted by DrGail to Food & Drink at 5:23 PM on Aug 15, 2019 - 34 answers [28 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Argentina by bus

Help me plan a trip through Argentina by bus! [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants to Travel & Transportation at 4:29 AM on Aug 17, 2019 - 3 answers [4 favorites]

Open source Plex alternatives for music libraries?

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]
posted by jzb to Technology at 4:41 PM on Aug 17, 2019 - 5 answers [4 favorites]

Music for clear-eyed euphoria

I have a yen to be transported by emotional, yet upbeat bangers. Tell me the songs that make you see stars. [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb to Media & Arts at 8:31 AM on Aug 13, 2019 - 47 answers [70 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

How to teach emotional intelligence to preschoolers

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]
posted by slidell to Human Relations at 9:19 PM on Aug 14, 2019 - 12 answers [26 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Getting better at submitting work to journals

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]
posted by FencingGal to Media & Arts at 7:06 AM on Aug 16, 2019 - 2 answers [9 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Help me politely be rude to an interviewer

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]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 11:17 PM on Aug 16, 2019 - 9 answers [3 favorites]

Best conditioner for post-menopause hair? (Hair not thinning but weird)

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.
posted by ClaudiaCenter to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 6:21 PM on Aug 17, 2019 - 9 answers [3 favorites]

Podcast Recs: Like true crime but with less murder

I'm looking for recommendations for engaging story and/or investigative-style podcasts that aren't dark. [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh to Media & Arts at 7:32 PM on Aug 13, 2019 - 21 answers [27 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

What's the history of in-flight music?

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?
posted by larrybob to Media & Arts at 11:01 AM on Aug 14, 2019 - 10 answers [5 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

getting rid of silverfish without hurting spiders?

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]
posted by kristi to Home & Garden at 9:44 AM on Aug 14, 2019 - 5 answers [4 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

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