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Please recommend some instrumental, groovy, non-intrusive music so I can focus on grading all these damn papers.
Looking for meals/dishes/recipes, especially vegetable-centric ones, that can be made entirely from shelf-stable or long-lasting ingredients rather than fresh.
We like the process of puzzling through a mystery and getting to a solution through brainwork and teamwork. Problem is most TV shows of this format focus exclusively on murder, which we don’t find good fodder for entertainment. Also the cops tend to be lionized, which we also don’t much care for.
Because of my ADHD tendencies I find it easier to focus in video meetings if I have a very simple online puzzle game to occupy my mind at the same time. The NYTimes Vertex puzzle
works perfectly for this -- but they only release one per day and it takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, so I burn through that pretty fast. Can you recommend other similar puzzles?
Songs sung by women that are aggressively confident and telling off the haters, competitors, etc? I love all kinds of music -- on my current hater list are Fist City by Loretta Lynn; Shake It Off by T. Swift; and Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill. Prefer that they're not super like...maudlin and sad about how you're losing the battle or lost the battle. We never stop winning over here on this playlist, people!
During a team meeting of about 10 people where everyone is working remotely, I have 30 minutes to get everyone to play a video game co-operatively. Could be everyone together, or in smaller breakout rooms. Most important: nothing to install, as little setup time as possible. And it has to be fun!
I've begun doing online trivia with friends, and it has revealed that apparently I know nothing about where most things in the world are located. I tend to learn by reading and am good at retaining facts pretty casually, but when things get Atlas-y I am out of my depths. Wondering if anyone has suggestions around this? Are there...narrative geographies? Are there youtube channels that work like almanacs? Has anyone successfully righted this in adulthood. Thank you in advance!
As an antidote to the Rolling Stone
list currently featuring on the blue
, I propose to ask mefites: what are your
picks for the Greatest Albums of All Time?
Is there a relatively simple but also detailed breakdown of how data is transferred over the internet? It's not just a series of tubes, right?
I know very little about contemporary Africa and looking for books to plug that gap. Specific detail requests below the fold.
I miss travelling and it seems unlikely I'll get to go anywhere soon. Interested in ways to scratch my travel itch while not leaving home. What can you recommend in the way of armchair travel experiences, or recreating the feel of travel in a time of lockdown?
I really like escape/puzzle games like The Room
series for iOS and Android. I'd like to play some more, but I'd prefer to go with titles that aren't as creepy as The Room (which I enjoy but can only play during the day because I get spooked easily.) The games don't need to be nearly as elaborate as TR -- just fun and challenging. What would you recommend? I am on Android.
I'm experiencing burnout. What are some strategies which worked for you to combat it?
In a quite short amount of time I'm going to be expected to hire and manage humans in an office context. This is not a thing I've ever done, expected to do, or wanted to do. What are some resources I could use to get very quickly up to speed on How To Hire and Manage?
In the mood for some short spec fic collections by women. I’d love to hear your recommendations.
I want to treat myself to a really comfy full zipped hoodie. Give me your best recommends!
I want to impress my daughter with the perfect pizza sauce. She's had pizza all over Europe and the US, and she says good pizza is all about the sauce. I need recipes and tips for amazing pizza sauce for when she's home over the holidays.
OK, I like reading political books, but I'm trying to feel better in life and my diet of books about apocalypse and plagues and despair are not helping. I want escapist, page-turner fiction, that is a) well written and b) political. Some examples of what I mean inside [yup, another question about page-turners - that's the age we're living through!]
I'm looking for songs about the experience of being an adult / adult life
I'm looking for recommendations for fiction that includes well-written descriptions about learning new skills.