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Tools and strategies for brainstorming a 2-year plan and 5-year plan

[Self Improvement \ ADHD Filters] I recently realized how much it has helped me to have weekly and monthly plans for short-term goal setting. I’d now like to expand this and create 2-year/5-year/X-year plans, respectively. What are the best methods and tools for brainstorming and planning long term life plans and goals? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings to Health at 1:05 PM on Aug 18, 2018 - 1 answer [14 favorites]

Forget Flying Cars - What is the State of the Art in Boob-holding Tech?

It seems to me that Bras have evolved relatively little since their introduction. What are some different or unusual and especially, innovative, bras to try? [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 1:43 PM on Aug 18, 2018 - 9 answers [10 favorites]

Cooking Mojo

How to you find your cooking mojo when you're completely done with cooking for the present season (but summer in particular), AND YET people keep wanting to be fed? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Food & Drink at 10:41 PM on Aug 17, 2018 - 26 answers [9 favorites]

Looking for happy thoughts?

Sometimes I get caught up in a mental loop of catastrophizing or ruminating. What are some positive, powerful thoughts that I can use in situations like this to break the cycle? [more inside]
posted by Spiderwoman to Health at 8:55 AM on Aug 18, 2018 - 10 answers [9 favorites]

How do you practice ownership at work and not let it take over your job?

If I take "ownershop" of my job, I'm supposed to be willing to do whatever I see that needs to get done. What advice do you have about not letting the side tasks take all your time? What should I be communicating to my managers? [more inside]
posted by birchhook to Work & Money at 6:06 AM on Aug 18, 2018 - 12 answers [8 favorites]

Car free asphalt cycling paths in Europe

I am looking for car free cycling paths in Europe, that have smooth asphalt. It should be worth traveling to, so minimum length about 50 kilometers. It's okay if the cycling path crosses regular roads every once in a while, or if there is a small portion that is not asphalt, but at least 95% should be great asphalt, no cars. Two examples of what I'm looking for are the Flaeming-Skate in Germany, near Berlin and the Klarälvsbanan in Sweden, near Karlstad.
posted by blub to Travel & Transportation at 12:43 PM on Aug 17, 2018 - 7 answers [15 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Why do blood donation centers bother with platelets?

I gave a 2-hour platelet donation today and the whole process seemed inefficient. Why do they bother with this instead of just doing whole blood? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund to Health at 1:44 PM on Aug 17, 2018 - 16 answers [6 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Vancouver BC, where to stay?

We are 2 adults and a 9 year old. We will be driving to Vancouver. Where should we stay? What should we do?
posted by k8t to Travel & Transportation at 3:37 PM on Aug 17, 2018 - 14 answers [6 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

What are some great comedy music videos?

Yesterday's AskMe about iconic music videos mentioned The Lonely Island's "I'm on a Boat!" which I'd never heard of before. I thought the video was hilarious. What are your favorite comedy music videos?
posted by storybored to Media & Arts at 8:42 AM on Aug 16, 2018 - 61 answers [36 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Cube Moving?

I'll be moving from the East Coast to the Midwest at the end of the month. I don't have a whole lot of money for moving expenses, but have been considering using a cube moving company. Does anyone have any experience with these, and would you recommend it? My budget is up to $1,000. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Travel & Transportation at 10:33 AM on Aug 17, 2018 - 16 answers [10 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

School lunch hacks, for older kids

For those of you who make your older kid pack their own school lunch, what tips/tricks do you use to get them to actually pack a decent lunch? My kid would prefer to deal with it by not even bringing a lunch, but that's not allowed, given our circumstances. Help me help him. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa to Food & Drink at 2:40 PM on Aug 18, 2018 - 28 answers [3 favorites]

How on earth do I make a slick slide deck?

I got a freelance gig with a very prestigious consultancy, and will need to give a presentation with an approx. 20-slide deck. This is embarrassing, but somehow I've gotten through life with having used PowerPoint exactly once in the most elemental way. I don't know how to make the most out of PowerPoint or Keynote- I would say I barely even have basic proficiency- and I have no sense of how to really put together a dynamo presentation (this is a design consultancy, so they'll be used to really slick visuals). [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Computers & Internet at 9:41 AM on Aug 14, 2018 - 43 answers [53 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

When and how do busy people exercise?

FT job, 40ish minute commute, married with one kid and a house. And hobbies that are not exercising. [more inside]
posted by jdl to Health at 8:06 AM on Aug 16, 2018 - 48 answers [32 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Practical advice on running an LGBT-friendly class

I'm getting ready to teach my first-ever class (grad-school level) and want it to be a safe zone for my students. Since this wasn't really a thing when I was going through school, I could use some practical advice on achieving that goal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Education at 10:50 AM on Aug 16, 2018 - 23 answers [16 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Gimme dem beats! I need similar music to Todrick Hall, Dem Beats.

I am completely obsessed with the Todrick Hall song, Dem Beats (see 52 sec). It literally has my booty shaking anytime I listen to it. Give me some suggestions for fun, sexy music with that bpm and I'm yours.
posted by Sophie1 to Media & Arts at 8:37 AM on Aug 17, 2018 - 6 answers [8 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Ethical (or at least less actively evil) telecommunications company?

I'm currently picking between AT&T and Spectrum and both seem awful from a multitude of perspectives. Do you have insight on either their labor or their consumer ethics and practices? Not just whether they have crappy customer service, but if they are bilking customers or have shady accounting. I will be reading through what the Communications Workers of America has to say, but would appreciate any info, anecdotes, etc.
posted by spamandkimchi to Computers & Internet at 8:40 AM on Aug 17, 2018 - 8 answers [5 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Need more high energy hard rock n roll!!

Please help me think of or discover songs along the lines of the following examples so's I can keep on rocking! [more inside]
posted by wats to Media & Arts at 9:28 AM on Aug 17, 2018 - 14 answers [4 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Help me find a travel/food article about pizza-related food of Italy.

This was an article about regional food of Italy running the gamut from "almost, but not, pizza" to "very distantly related to pizza but if I squint I can see it." [more inside]
posted by Myca to Food & Drink at 9:36 PM on Aug 17, 2018 - 5 answers [2 favorites]

Looking for some perspective on expectations from friends

I'm feeling annoyed that my friend isn't willing to give me a ride to an event we were thinking about attending together. Am I being too entitled? [more inside]
posted by bluelight to Human Relations at 11:54 AM on Aug 18, 2018 - 48 answers [2 favorites]

media zooming in on the natural world

what are some interesting films or books (or other media) about tiny worlds? for instance someone living in an atom or leaf. it could also be non-fiction for instance a documentary zooming around inside some molecules. [more inside]
posted by mosswinter to Media & Arts at 2:36 PM on Aug 18, 2018 - 11 answers [2 favorites]

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