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Many years ago my (now) wife put together a list of questions from Metafilter (perhaps this question
) and other sources, printed them out, and cut them up into individual questions. I'd like to update our collection.
Becoming a bit bored with all the sci-fi - can someone recommend a fantasy novel? (Specific interests inside)
There are a ton of personal finance/saving questions on AskMe but I couldn't find one in this particular flavor: what are ways to motivate yourself to save tiny amounts of money when the goal you're trying to get to is nebulous, and not achievable for many, many years? Not looking for specific budgeting tips like "cut out Netflix," rather looking for successful perspectives/thought patterns that could make saving $5 here and $10 there seem more significant if the goal is mid-six figures or more.
Literally 20+ years ago, I got into a good routine of running five or more miles almost daily. I stopped running totally about 10 years ago. Other than walking 3-8 miles daily, I really haven’t exercised aerobically in maybe 7 years. I want to start running again (at age 44), and did my first run yesterday. It was ok—though with some knee pain. Can you help me get on the right foot and hopefully make this program stick?
I like cola but I don't like buying it ready-made, for many reasons. I am having a hard time making a syrup that tastes right. Can you recommend a ready-made syrup or, ideally, a recipe, for a very spicy, rich, old-fashioned-tasting cola? The goal here is not to make Coke, but to make something better.
This is the sort of thing I assume exists in the droves on this Internets of ours, but an initial search has been lacking.
I'm looking for an archive of scanned (preferably high-res) images of old hand-writing exercises. You know, the type you had to do in grade school when learning how to write, like this
. Either handwriting or cursive is fine.
- I'm specifically looking for older historical versions from the US. The older the better, but lets say 1920-1970 would be ideal.
Any help appreciated!
I'm looking for recommendations for engaging reads, both books and longform articles, about how people can change their physical and mental habits.
I am teaching a graduate course (social sciences) on music and social justice in the coming Fall. It's a cool course, one not offered in a long time, and I am trying to drag it back to relevance from the depths of my department's catalog.
What songs do you think should go into the 'course playlists'?
I'm looking for books (or maybe articles) to boost my marriage. Specifically, about how to treat my husband and things I can do to set my marriage up for lifetime success.
I’m looking for design inspiration for one pagers. If you’ve come across a beautifully designed one pager that describes an org, process or team - particularly if it’s for a specific audience - I’d love to see it.
My partner and I want to fill a hat with as many questions as possible, so that we can pull a couple of questions out of it each time we're together. We chat a lot but we both think it'd be great to have something else to spark conversations. I think it'll work best if neither of us know what most of the questions are. Hence why I'd like your lists of deep, funny, stupid or random questions to ask that will spark a conversation.
I am getting a Nintendo Switch through an employee recognition program at work. I'm not a big gamer and never owned a console system before. I'm looking for some game suggestions to get me started.
I am always the social initiator in my friend groups and among 1-to-1 friendships. 80% of the time I don't mind this but the other 20% I wonder if people would bother organising to meet up if I didn't, and what that says for the quality of my relationships. Do I need to scale back on initiating / "be more chill"? When do I know that it's time to take a step back?
Looking for fantasy/sci-fi stories (whether online or off, short stories or long, whatever) where the main character is a parent
Inspired by this Bon Iver video
, I'm looking for videos of live a cappella performances, with an emphasis on beautiful melodies and harmonies in contemporary songs.
When my friends invite me to spend time together )or vice versa), it's always to do something - watch a movie, go to a show, and so forth. Mostly, I appreciate this norm, but I feel like this is the expectation when asking people to spend time with you and it feels like I need a pretense to say "hey, let's spend some time together." There's evenings when I just want social time with people and I don't know how to ask them for that without it coming across as too wanting.
I'm paralyzed by anxiety and it's hurting myself and my family. I want to run away from everything.
My soon-to-be-five-year-old has declared that what she really wants for her birthday is a microscope. "Not a toy microscope that's just for pretending to be a scientist, but a real microscope that will make things look bigger. But not so hard to use that I can't do it by myself." Among other things, she wants to use it to look at rocks and shells, but insists that she wants a microscope and not a magnifying glass.
I've been able to find sources on approximate weight of a pigeon and how much blood a pigeon has, but what I would like to find is the mean volume of a typical, uncompressed, dry, London pigeon. (as in area that a pigeon takes up, not how loud it is).