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Bring me your most-loved shortcuts for unloveable Microsoft and Google!

I'm planning a Shortcuts Fest for my team, where we share our fave little workarounds - like SHIFT + F3 for changing case, CTRL + L to go to the Chrome address bar. With 2020 being 2020, I've learned a few basic tricks in Teams but would love to hear what MeFites use on the reg. (We are generally stuck with MS programs but also use Google's suite of products quite a bit, and live in Chrome).
posted by Gin and Broadband to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 11 at 2:40 AM
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How to recover from bad childhood

Have you done this? Bad childhood (in my case)=harsh and critical home environment, widespread bullying by peers
posted by ThreeSocksToTheWind to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 10 at 6:23 AM
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How much time do you spend cleaning?

I'm trying to get a feel for what a "reasonable" time spent cleaning every week is. A few snowflakes inside.
posted by FencingGal to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 11:55 AM
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Scan and fix, times twenty

Think of this as a body scan with actionables - I am looking for tiny mindful, healthy habits that have personally worked for you - this could either be for mental or physical health. My specific context is that I'm a woman in early thirties, who is looking to lose weight, become stronger, better able to handle stress, and less anxious. Some examples of the kind of things I'm looking for, below the fold.
posted by Nieshka to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 11:45 AM
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Current diverse indie hip-hop?

I listen mostly to current indie-rock, with a bias towards front-women. What's the hip-hop equivalent I might enjoy listening to?
posted by signal to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 9 at 10:17 AM
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best 90s distorted guitar feedback sounds

Remember how, in the 90s, it was cool to end a song by hitting the last chord and sustaining it until the guitar started feeding back? Yeah me too, but apparently not as specifically as I thought. Looking for examples.
posted by kevinbelt to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 9 at 8:21 AM
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mens' tee shirts that don't suck?

Doesn't seem like this would warrant an AskMe, but here we are. I prefer crew-neck, tag-less, short-sleeve* tee shirts (size L, black or gray, fwiw). Any recs?
posted by 5Q7 to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 7:57 AM
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Newsletters about fun things to do in NYC

Hi! With summer upon us and the city reopening, I'm interested in email newsletters about fun things to do in NYC—restaurants, museums, outdoor film screenings, concerts, random free events, you name it. Have any favorites? I'd be grateful if you could let me know. Thanks!
posted by DavidNYC to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 8 at 12:31 PM
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What to do in Palm Springs?

5 fully vaxxed adults staying in Palm Springs, CA for a week in late February. What should we definitely do?
posted by archimago to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 8 at 8:11 AM
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How did trends spread prior to the social media?

A few weeks ago I read a short article in which the (presumably young) author expressed disdain for trends sparked by social media and influencers. Not just dumb stuff like eating Tide pods but also things like fashion, makeup, decor, food, entertainment etc. And she seemed to think that people in the past were less trendy than today, which I found funny because if you look at pictures from the past, you can almost always tell approximately when they were from by the clothing, hairstyles and decor.
posted by Serene Empress Dork to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 6 at 9:32 AM
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How to protect our 12 daughter online.

Our twelve year old takes enormous risks online. She discloses her real name, age, and school, and has multiple accounts across many different apps. I believe she’s likely being groomed.
posted by Anonymous to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 6 at 10:24 PM
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Bra recommendations: like Uniqlo's Beauty Light but better quality

For the past few years Uniqlo's Beauty Light (apparently now "3D Hold") bras have been my go-to: lightweight, no underwire, but enough of a contour/shape to be more flattering on me than something like a bralette. What I don't like is that they seem to fall apart after only a year or so of wear (glued seams come apart, exposing bare elastic underneath). I machine wash in a delicates bag and line dry and don't see myself hand washing my everyday bras, ever. Do you have recommendations for similar minimal bras with better build quality?
posted by btfreek to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 9 at 3:11 PM
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Could you explain to me how to get Botox like I'm...uh, 5?

I've been thinking about getting Botox to minimize a furrow that's developing between my brows, and possibly exploring undereye filler as a way to reduce my lifelong dark circles. I'm having trouble figuring out the basics/logistics of how to find a provider. Could you help me understand the basics? I'm mostly curious about the general process, but I'm also open to Chicago-area provider recommendations.
posted by cimton to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 3:06 PM
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Book recommendations: likable characters, good writing, humor

Please recommend all your well-written, likeable characters. Humor appreciated. Plot optional.
posted by kristi to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 2 at 8:02 AM
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All your favorite no-cook, minimal-refrigeration meals

We'll be hanging out in some national parks with a kettle and a small cooler, but no camp stove/microwave/other cooking implement. We will also have a little cutting board and knife. I am a vegetarian. What should we eat?
posted by goodbyewaffles to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 11 at 9:04 AM
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Movies about "normal" and "average" families?

I'm looking for feel-good movies that have families that are very healthy and functional and open about their feelings in an idealistic way. The family doesn't really have to be the main part of the film, but should be significant - I'm thinking kind of like Easy A or perhaps something like the family in PBS's Arthur, although I'm not really looking for a TV show. It's okay if there's an ensemble cast with a dysfunctional portion as long as at least one family chunk is very healthy.
posted by mnc to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 10 at 3:05 PM
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My best friend believes in anti-vax COVID conspiracies. How do I cope?

My left-wing, socially-conscious best friend is suddenly terrified of the COVID-19 vaccine and is refusing to get it. She has been extremely careful and has followed all the guidelines during the pandemic, and is not an anti-masker nor part of right-wing circles. I assumed she was totally fine with COVID vaccination until today, so this is out of the blue. I've tried having a calm conversation with her about the facts and her fears, but I'm not going to change her mind any time soon. How do I emotionally and morally cope with this without cutting her off?
posted by runnerfive to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 7:08 PM
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Am I being too picky with dentists?

I've been to five different dentists in the last several years. The first three practices I left for what I thought were valid reasons (always running super late, messed up a crown and couldn't fix it, etc) I'm wondering about the other two, though.
posted by whistle pig to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 8 at 8:09 PM
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Like AskMeFi, but for decorating dilemmas?

Surely this kind of thing exists, but I have had no luck in finding it. I am really awful at making artful arrangements of things - piles of books, groups of vases, collections of paintings, etc. Some people are just naturally wonderful. Is there a site where I can submit a photo of my terribly-arranged decorations and people can weigh in on how to better arrange them?
posted by sonofsnark to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 9 at 9:58 PM
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Camera to capture candid crepuscular critters?

I get a lot of critters roaming around in the night. Coyotes, foxes, possums, probably an occasional Bigfoot, that sort of thing. I would like to automatically capture quality nighttime video and photos of these critters. I would like to do this with a minimum of fuss. What't the best way?
posted by bondcliff to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 8 at 11:34 AM
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First, I'd have a serious conversation with the builder about not changing the plans of the house you bought bc some random stranger yelled at them. [view]
posted by SaltySalticid to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 10:27 AM
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3: Realize that she's right. The builder putting a duplex into her nice small-house-with-yards-and-people-who-appreciate-that does kind of ruin it. It's turned it into something else, and at her age she shouldn't have to deal with that. I'm going to strongly disagree with this. This isn't a rendering plant or something like that, it's... [more]
posted by Ferreous to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 11:26 AM
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As a fellow queer woman I would write to the doctor saying: "I enjoyed our interaction and hoped to have a continuing relationship. However, these social media posts were brought to my attention. Is this your husband? Do you share his views?" THEN I would withdraw from the practice. [view]
posted by rdc to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 12:01 PM
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Also unless it's something you intended to do anyways don't do anything architecturally to accommodate her complaints. It won't make her a good neighbor and will only give her the idea that harassing you will get her what she wants and set you up for years of demands. [view]
posted by Ferreous to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 10:33 AM
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Second update, I think we were just in time. The teachers found him, notified his parents, etc. Denmark should be good at handling this kind of thing. Thank you so much. [view]
posted by bbqturtle to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 9 at 1:31 PM
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When they came in, the dog jumped up and started licking her, as dogs do. She climbed up on top of the couch, tears gushing down her face, screaming to the point she was almost hyperventilating What about if you just didn't allow the dog to run up at her and start licking her? This is not that much of a dilemma. How do you think you can... [more]
posted by bleep to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 8:48 AM
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As a fellow queer woman I would not go to this doctor again and I would not feel bad about it. Full permission to withdraw from this practice. [view]
posted by Medieval Maven to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 11:59 AM
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There's an awful lot of bending over backward to give the benefit of the doubt to the partner of someone who's publicly, vocally espousing bigotry. I honestly don't know why there are any queer people left on Metafilter anymore. Sure it's possible the husband has a traumatic brain injury, and sure it's possible that your... [more]
posted by knucklebones to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 2:29 PM
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No, you absolutely cannot report this person to the licensing board. She wasn’t even the one posting the stuff. It was (you think) her husband. You can’t police the views of people of everyone related to license holders, for heaven's sake, nor should feel it’s you business to. Find a new doctor and move on. [view]
posted by holborne to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 1:01 PM
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To everyone saying this doctor should not be judged by her husband’s views: this is not merely a moral issue. We’re not telling the OP to let queer people know so they can show up at the clinic with pitchforks. This is a safety issue for other queer people, especially trans people, who have a very long history of being subjected to horrific medical... [more]
posted by lunasol to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 4:40 PM
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>> I don't judge anyone based on whom they love. This is super disingenuous framing that co-opts the language of non-discrimination to leverage against the victims of that very discrimination. The people in question are not family members; one of them is a medical doctor, and who she "happens to" love raises... [more]
posted by knucklebones to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 4:43 PM
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There's no 'symmetry'. Use their first name, which is common, established practice. Using titles for students will make you appear very out of touch. [view]
posted by Ahmad Khani to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 10 at 12:35 PM
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I'm guessing that if your daughter were deathly allergic to dogs, you would figure out a way for her not to be around your mother-in-law's dog. Please respect her fears as you would a physical illness. I mean, you'd probably take her to the allergist and at some point your daughter would take allergy shots or find a medication regimen... [more]
posted by goodbyewaffles to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 8:21 AM
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Unfortunately this person sounds like a classic nimby asshole and I doubt you're going to win her over. I'd be willing to bet she thinks that's she far more of "neighborhood leader" than she actually is. I'd suggest neutral deescalation in response to any interactions with her. Don't argue or fight or attempt to placate. Just get... [more]
posted by Ferreous to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 10:30 AM
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A divorce and a pandemic. Those are major stressors. Could this guy be the last straw? Something low-consequence that it's easier to grieve than other aspects of your life that may need processing? Let it be a bigger deal than it is. It's ok to be sad. [view]
posted by aniola to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 6 at 8:14 PM
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I seriously can't believe some of the advice in this thread. And during pride month no less. Hello what the fuck no you should not put yourself in harm's way by asking if you can meet with this man to chat with him. Absolutely not. That is not only not your job, it puts you in danger. My advice would honestly be to just walk away from this, tell... [more]
posted by twelve cent archie to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 7 at 4:06 PM
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The classic The Prisoner TV show? [view]
posted by sagc to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 8 at 11:19 AM
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yeah, this is not going to get better by appeasement. Interact as little as possible. Do not change your plans to accommodate her. Do try to get to know other neighbors. and giant WTF to the builder. Absolutely no more changes that don't come directly from you with a signed change order! I've never heard of such a thing. [view]
posted by fingersandtoes to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 5 at 10:34 AM
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Hi there, I'm a vaccine developer who has worked with veterinary and human rabies vaccines. Part of the issue at hand is that the veterinary rabies vaccine that has a federally-mandated (in the US) requirement for a stated duration of immunity (DOI) along with pretty strident national, state and local laws that require up-to-date proof of current... [more]
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 10 at 6:45 AM
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Don't overthink this. First person who texts you they're interested, you say great, pick up between 5 and 7 pm today at this address, cash only, when can I expect you? They either agree to terms and you see them or you don't. Second person who texts you they're interested, you say great, I have one other person interested but will let you... [more]
posted by phunniemee to Ask MetaFilter on Jun 11 at 1:29 PM
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