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How do you (as in, what is your process to) buy nice things for yourself? Have you overcome an overly frugal mindset? How did you make the shift? Do you treat yoself when it's financially OK to do so? How do you choose to treat yourself without going overboard? Tell me your luxury-buying ways. [more inside]
My daughter and I like to joke that she's committing various crimes at school and receiving negative classroom points for them. I need more suggestions about crimes she could commit. [more inside]
I’d like to train my ear and learn enough music theory to be able to confidently play popular music by ear. There’s loads of instructional videos out there, but what I want to see (for motivation and just for interest) is people with highly trained ears and theory brains showing off what they can do. [more inside]
I love strategy games like Civ, but the downside is that they take a lot of time to play, and all the "just one more turn"s add up quickly. Does anyone know of any fun similar games that can be played in a single sitting?
It is officially the hottest day of the year in my neck of the woods, and I'm serving dinner for six. We want a cold meal, and it needs to be vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) friendly! We're a little burnt out on gazpacho and greens salads, so what else can we prepare?
I'm looking for to-do list apps that meets my needs for two different projects. Two specific questions within. [more inside]
You have a home. The household goods, materials, and linens in it are clean, fresh, and not discolored or covered with a fine film of grease, despite your copious cooking and sweating and living. How do you do it? [more inside]
Please recommend to me some of the finest, addictive serial podcasts for an upcoming road trip. [more inside]
I recently purchased a Lenovo ideapad 330. Ever since setup, McAfee popups have been trying to browbeat me into subscribing, but my understanding was that Lenovo 330s came with Windows Defender, but I'm not finding that when I search my computer? Suggestions?
Curious if gender socialization plays a role in what we do as soon as we get home (after work, errands, school etc). If you transitioned or are non-binary, please answer too. [more inside]
Please help me establish mental reference points for the many subgenres of heavy metal music by recommending exemplars. [more inside]
Newish sobriety (weeks), and looking for some non-alcohol centered activities to maintain relationships with friends who drink, but are not alcoholics. Because of me, almost all of our social activities in recent years have involved alcohol. [more inside]
At what point do you start to redirect a child who's telling you stuff you already know? How? [more inside]
At my small (5 people) company I am regularly forwarding articles of interest, links to social media posts, etc. I'd like to try to organize it a little better. Is there a tool that I can add articles to as I come across them, and then will send out an email "digest" when I ask it to? I suppose people are using slack for this nowadays, but I work with some app-phobic people who need to receives this as an email. Thanks!
Hey, it's the long-awaited (by me, anyway) follow-up to my 2012 question on where to buy the stuff. I finally did! Now, I want to crowdsource ideas for what to cook with it. What are your favorite recipes that use doubanjiang + ingredients I can find at a regular US grocery store? [more inside]
I mostly know how to dress myself like a grown up, but I need a suit for next week. Can someone please show me pictures of what a well-fitting ladies suit should look like? I'm mostly concerned about the jacket/blazer side of things. I've found some fit guides online, but they are all woefully under-illustrated for me. [more inside]
My mother-in-law will be moving to our town in a few months. Please help me figure out the best way medical alert device for her. [more inside]
I've been a stomach sleeper as long as I can remember. However, over the past four weeks I've been waking up with lower back pain. Online searches suggest that is a common side effect for stomach sleepers - your lower back being forced to extend beyond its normal limits. I've been trying to understand a) why has this started happening all of the sudden, and b) what is the solution? Many possibly pertinent details below. [more inside]
Around a month ago, my beloved rescue Huggy (of many earlier questions) died of a sudden heart attack. I miss her dreadfully, but I feel like I kept my promise to make sure she was a princess the rest of her days. Now because of a number of reasons, I'm taking in two middle aged chihuahua mix dogs on a foster-to-adopt base and I find myself with a number of questions. Relevant topics: eyecare, neglect, introductions. small dog tips [more inside]
My friend has happened into an Executive Producer role for a new syndicated daytime talk show which will be produced in a major non-California Western city. (Think lifestyle, health, food, good vibes). The star/creator has won an Emmy for an earlier daytime show and is a veteran of TV and radio. They want me to be a writer! NOW WHAT? [more inside]