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What podcasts should I listen to?

I’ve been getting into podcasts recently and am looking for suggestions- turns out that I am a bit picky! [more inside]
posted by emd3737 to Grab Bag at 11:48 PM on Apr 22, 2019 - 32 answers [33 favorites]

Shopping within a limited budget

I have $140-ish to feed myself every month and I struggle to figure out what to buy. Can you help me come up with a shopping list and recipes that take in my celiac disease so I can eat every day? [more inside]
posted by kanata to Food & Drink at 2:06 PM on Apr 22, 2019 - 44 answers [34 favorites (16 in the past 24 hours)]

How to keep track of medium-term personal goals (2 years in the future)?

I have a few big personal goals (financial-related, health-related, work-related) that depend only on me (i.e. no external motivation) and that I have been looking to accomplish in the next 2-3 years. While I've been mostly on track, I am struggling with the plateau where things progress slowly and it is hard to keep motivated. [more inside]
posted by gertzedek to Education at 1:15 PM on Apr 23, 2019 - 6 answers [16 favorites]

Outdoorspeople of the northeastern US, what is your tick protocol?

Outdoorspeople of the northeastern US, what is your tick protocol? [more inside]
posted by xo to Science & Nature at 10:48 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 19 answers [15 favorites]

How Do I Make My Apartment Smell Amazing?

There is nothing like walking into a pleasant smelling home. I just got cats and it smells like them. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by kbbbo to Home & Garden at 10:16 AM on Apr 22, 2019 - 28 answers [24 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Looking to move: Small-ish town with a lot of coffee shops?

My partner and I are looking to move! Hooray! We had originally set our sights on Boulder, Colorado -- we're triathletes, outdoorsy, love the mountains, and want a vibrant community. But now we're looking to broaden our search to other towns and hopefully have some luck in the job search. We live in DC and have found that it's way too big, way too expensive, people aren't very considerate, and there's no where for us to spread out. The dream town would be on the smaller side but vibrant and young, with plenty to do and lots of coffeeshops and cafes, access to the outdoors and trails (mountains are a massive plus), and a walkable downtown/main street. TLDR: We've realized we're really not city people after all -- where should we move?
posted by mrk021 to Home & Garden at 12:17 PM on Apr 22, 2019 - 41 answers [14 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Rat shed, help!

I live in a 100 year old house with a weird little shed attached to the back. It has rats living in it and a few rats are in the walls of my house. I want them out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Home & Garden at 7:02 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 9 answers [5 favorites]

Please help me to keto

I've hit a weight loss plateau so I'm going to start keto this weekend but I need some help, please. I'm having a hard time with recipes. [more inside]
posted by smashface to Health at 6:40 PM on Apr 22, 2019 - 7 answers [5 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Brownie recipe with more flour than sugar, circa late '50s-'60s?

My mom (born in 1953) is on the hunt for a brownie recipe she had when she was a little girl. Her mother had sent away (probably from a flour company) for a little girl's cookbook that had a brownie recipe in it that she and her little friends would make. The only thing she remembers about the book is that the recipe called for more flour than sugar. [more inside]
posted by knownassociate to Food & Drink at 6:43 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 10 answers [4 favorites]

Burnout prevention please

I don't have enough time to get my work done, due in part to unrealistic expectations. Help me figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato to Work & Money at 12:03 PM on Apr 23, 2019 - 4 answers [4 favorites]

Sources of awesome cards?

I’m looking for your favorite sources for awesome birthday/thank you/holiday cards — witty, quirky, smart, funny, and creative. Bonus points for indie sources. (Super extra bonus points for interesting paper choices.)
posted by Celsius1414 to Shopping at 7:25 AM on Apr 19, 2019 - 17 answers [23 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Sublime song outros

I’m making a playlist called “Songs of Two Halves: Outros, Codas, and Tone Shifts” and I need suggestions of additional tracks to put on it. Essentially, I’m looking for songs that either develop or shift tonally in their second halves, with the stipulation that that development or shift be beautiful, sublime, or epic in some way. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim to Media & Arts at 7:06 AM on Apr 22, 2019 - 61 answers [9 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Why am I so upset by my friend not sharing a difficult time with me?

My best friend's mother-in-law just passed away after a long illness. My SO and I had been supporting my friend over the last few months as she dealt with all that was going on, but she didn't tell us that her mother-in-law had died because she didn't want us to worry. I'm irrationally hurt about this and I don't know how to deal with it. Help! [more inside]
posted by six sided sock to Human Relations at 12:41 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 39 answers [3 favorites]

Movie/TV scenes (on the web) with Awful, Awkward, or Great Introductions

I’m pulling together a training on how to make empowering introductions, and I’d love to find a few video clips to show as examples. Can you think of a a TV or movie scene where one character introduced another one in an effective — or deeply ineffective — way? I’m thinking the Office must have some... [more inside]
posted by rdn to Media & Arts at 6:27 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 10 answers [3 favorites]

Examples of novels or novellas told through poems?

What are some examples of book-length verse, preferably in chapters or sections, published in the last 15 years? [more inside]
posted by jander03 to Writing & Language at 8:04 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 12 answers [3 favorites]

Yet another new laptop question

I need to replace my laptop before I start university later this year. A lightweight and easy-to-carry machine is more important than computing power because I'm going to be carrying it around all day long. My budget is around the 300 GBP (~390 USD) mark and I'm looking mainly on the used or refurbished market rather than brand new. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by winterhill to Computers & Internet at 8:41 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 12 answers [3 favorites]

How not to be lonesome on the loneliest highway? (Things to do on US-50)

Looking for tips on things to do/see and places to stay on US 50 this June: Pueblo to Reno. [more inside]
posted by Svenny to Travel & Transportation at 8:47 AM on Apr 23, 2019 - 13 answers [3 favorites]

I'm not a Pediatrician, but I play one at Daycare...

How should I handle a situation where our daycare teacher basically told us that our pediatrician is wrong, when it comes to treating our daughter's constipation issues? [more inside]
posted by melorama to Human Relations at 12:32 PM on Apr 23, 2019 - 21 answers [3 favorites]

My friends don’t want to see me : help!

I’m in my hometown staying with my parents over Easter - in total I have 10 days here. I normally live a two hour flight away, but visit 3-4 times per year. I reached out via a messenger group to about 5 women saying i’d be in town til this date and if anyone wanted to catch up, to contact me. I got one response- will contact you sometime when I am not so busy. That was last Friday. [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat to Human Relations at 5:07 PM on Apr 23, 2019 - 32 answers [3 favorites]

UX pros, what are even doing with these prototypes

I know that this isn't a UX-focused forum and this is a very niche question but here we go. I'm a UX designer and I really like using Axure because it lets me quickly mock up realistic interactions with conditional logic and a data set that I can manipulate easily. For a bunch of reasons I've been tasked with looking into alternatives and I'm not having much luck. [more inside]
posted by bleep to Technology at 12:11 PM on Apr 18, 2019 - 14 answers [13 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

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