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Seeking small comforts during anxious times (or anytime!)

I find myself engaging in small comforting tasks or routines when I’m feeling anxious (or to ward off anxious feelings before they hit). Small things that make me feel safe. I’m realizing how meaningful these are for me and am hoping to integrate more small comforts into my daily life. [more inside]
posted by sucre to Grab Bag at 9:41 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 31 answers [57 favorites (26 in the past 24 hours)]

What do you keep in your office/cubicle that makes work more enjoyable.

I've been a bit of an employment nomad for years and so have never really kept much "stuff" at work - tell me what items you keep in your desk/cubicle/office make it a better place. [more inside]
posted by notorious medium to Work & Money at 6:22 AM on Feb 23, 2018 - 40 answers [22 favorites]

Dental Tourism?

On two subsequent plane rides, I ended up talking with people who were bragging about how they went to Mexico and got a full set of dental implants. In both cases, the men said they paid 75% less than what they would've paid in the U.S. I don't remember where in the country they went, but it might've been Mexico City or a dental office in the outskirts. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind to Health at 2:00 AM on Feb 23, 2018 - 13 answers [20 favorites]

Best Soap

I love fancy-pants artisanal bars of soap. The kind you can get at farmer's markets, craft fairs or Etsy, generally cold-process, very nice smells, sometimes fun colors or with fun mix-ins or toppings. If you also like using handmade bar soaps, who are you buying yours from? What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Fig to Shopping at 11:48 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 22 answers [33 favorites (12 in the past 24 hours)]

How do people keep up with the news in the Trump era?

Over in the current POTUS45 megathread on the Blue, the question "How does everyone keep up with the news?" came up. Rather than expand on the topic there, I wanted to ask the Green how everyone these days manages not only to stay informed about issues important to them - without entering a bubble - but also to avoid burning out or becoming overwhelmed. For the former, are what are particular websites, Twitter lists, or podcasts that provide useful news digests? For the latter, do people practice certain techniques to manage media-induced stressing out, such as restricting the number of sources to check regularly, setting aside specific times of the day for them, or limiting the amount of time spent on them? What else is there to do?
posted by Doktor Zed to Society & Culture at 7:22 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 41 answers [35 favorites (9 in the past 24 hours)]

understated regalia

What are good examples of simple, or understated, honors, regalia and awards that are extremely important? I'm thinking of things like the Roman grass crown, a crown of grass and wildflowers that was considered the highest military honor, or the Hellenic white silk headband diadems that showed kingly authority.
posted by the man of twists and turns to Society & Culture at 9:43 AM on Feb 23, 2018 - 18 answers [8 favorites]

Sabotaged by my younger self - how to begin life at 40?

Help me stay positive about my career and romantic prospects later in life. Details below. [more inside]
posted by seraph9 to Human Relations at 8:01 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 10 answers [23 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Current best, cheap web hosts?

My current web host has jacked their prices through the roof. Where to go now? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad to Computers & Internet at 8:57 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 8 answers [19 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

Hidden Gems in University City

Spending tomorrow in the University City district, what is there to eat, drink, see, do? [more inside]
posted by FakePalindrome to Travel & Transportation at 5:21 PM on Feb 22, 2018 - 10 answers [7 favorites]

After work anxiety

I have moderate anxiety related to work. I often get home and panic that I may have done something wrong. Sometimes my ocd sends me back to work to verify that I did not make a mistake and all is well. I would love to hear from someone who has also done this and how they learned to quit doing it. Thanks
posted by DieHipsterDie to Health at 6:11 PM on Feb 22, 2018 - 18 answers [7 favorites]

open the source!

How did you start contributing to open source projects? Looking for advice on identifying an appropriate project and participating in a (healthy) OS community. [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish to Computers & Internet at 8:49 AM on Feb 23, 2018 - 5 answers [7 favorites]

Maintaining energy levels after adrenaline rush

I get adrenaline rushes at work when conducting interviews. Afterwards I am exhausted, but need to continue working. Is there any way to come-down after a rush and still have energy left to to work? [more inside]
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen to Health at 2:01 PM on Feb 22, 2018 - 3 answers [8 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Avoiding the voice of Thin Doom

How do I learn to like and/or not care about the way I look as a fat woman? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Health at 2:45 PM on Feb 21, 2018 - 26 answers [32 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

These shoes are made for walking...help me find them!

What is the best pair of shoes that you've used for all-season walking? I walk about 1.5 miles each way for work. I live in Milwaukee, so I'm interested in shoes that can handle the elements, but are also comfortable and can take a beating. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 11:27 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 6 answers [15 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

No-show socks that will actually stay in place on large feet

I wear TOMS a lot and like to wear them with no-show socks, except every pair of socks I've tried pops off my heels after just a couple of minutes. I've tried every brand Nordstrom sells and a couple of generic brands from Amazon. The little grippy bit on the heel does NOTHING to help. Have you found any that will stay in place? Extra challenge: must fit size 11 (women) feet. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 9:58 AM on Feb 22, 2018 - 17 answers [13 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

How do I get in shape to enjoy my vacation?

How do I prepare physically for hiking in mountains in 4 months when I live in a flat, cold place? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl to Health at 9:16 AM on Feb 23, 2018 - 16 answers [4 favorites]

Best practices for presenting a workshop via Skype?

I have a two-hour workshop I teach on Topic, which I'm an expert in. I'm a great presenter, the workshop is always fun, and I get great feedback. Now, for the first time, I'm going to be delivering this via Skype. What do I need to know about teaching in this manner? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa to Grab Bag at 1:10 PM on Feb 23, 2018 - 4 answers [4 favorites]

Blade Runner Beverage Brainstorm

I'm going to a friend's house for a double-feature screening of Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 tomorrow. I'd like to show up with a pitcher's worth of delicious, non-alcoholic, themed beverage. Whatever this post-apocalyptic punch is made of, it's going to be called Tears in Rain. I need help with an appropriate mocktail recipe! Replican't you help me, Hive Mind?
posted by lieber hair to Food & Drink at 1:58 PM on Feb 23, 2018 - 8 answers [4 favorites]

What events/festivals/gatherings/spectacles are worth experiencing?

I love to travel, I love diversity, I love celebrations, and I love spectacle. My mission in the coming years: to regularly combine these into a melange of awesome. I'm looking for events that are unusual and full of people. They're probably extremely reflective of local culture, or of a particular sub-culture. A few examples: [more inside]
posted by nosila to Travel & Transportation at 5:54 AM on Feb 21, 2018 - 28 answers [38 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Like push-ups, but for knitting

I have been a knitter for 10 years. I've never moved beyond hats, scarves, or small plushies. I want to start working up to knitting sweaters but am unsure of how to best approach it. [more inside]
posted by brook horse to Media & Arts at 6:09 PM on Feb 21, 2018 - 25 answers [29 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

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