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I just finished reading The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux. Please recommend some other clever locked room mysteries - any medium welcome.
I am a lady who enjoys spending time outdoors but does a poor job dressing for bad weather (rain, snow, etc). This has previously limited my hiking to clear weather in the spring and summer. I’d like to change this, but I don’t know how to dress myself properly.
Recently I have been enjoying podcast discussions or history of media that I have already consumed, usually from a progressive perspective, and I am running out of episodes to listen to. Examples are
Similar suggestions along these lines welcome!
I am the person who is partnered with this guy. We've been together for more than a decade, but now I am perimenopausing. My periods are longer and more exhausting. My energy levels are low. My mental reserves got punched through with Long Covid. I am not the person he once knew, and he's annoyed with me. On paper, he's not wrong, but in the grand scheme of a lifetime, this is a phase that seems like it will be utterly annoying but temporary.
Hi everyone -- I'm walking more for fitness lately and I'm hoping to find an app with a very specific functionality: I want to be able to request a loop of 1, 3, 5 or more miles from a specific point, and then through some sort of GPS wizardry the app (or website) would automatically generate a map for a route that meets approximately that specific distance. Does this exist?
My absolute favorite genre of museum/attraction is ”eccentric rich person’s oddly sorted collection of items related to their special interest(s).” I just spent part of today at the Mercer Museum
and had an amazing time. What other museums, historic homes, or other attractions anywhere in the world might scratch a similar itch?
Point me to tv shows with good love stories, especially those that build up organically over time/episodes.
I let my WSJ subscription lapse. Supposedly my local public library gives free access to the WSJ but it isn't letting me download or even see the crossword puzzle pdf. Are there other ways to get access to a printable pdf of WSJ crosswords (NYT would also do fine)? I don't necessarily need the latest one. (And don't come @ me about IP infringement, the amount of money I've unwittingly given them over the last couple of years after not noticing that my discounted subscription rate had changed without notice could power the sun.)
I am sick and stuck in a hotel room with decent wifi, an iPhone and an iPad mini. Recommend me games I can download. I have a slight preference for games I can pay for that don’t sell my information or suck money away via in-app play-to-win purchases if those even exist now, other details under the cut.
I want to know if things we hear on MetaFilter and other psychological spaces such as: doing the Gray Rock method, cutting off ties with abusers, labeling one's self a child of emotional immature parents, all basic domestic violence literature in the west, narcissistic parents, etc. What does this look like through a multicultural lens? What do these things look like through a non-western lens?
Are there matriarchal ways and other cultural ways to deal with abuse?
I want to embark on a self improvement journey (specifically in terms of getting my finances in order and learning to be better with money) and the idea of blogging about my progress is appealing to me, but I'm not sure where to start.
A few times yesterday, during a procedure with the dentist, he instructed me to breath through my nose. No problem for me, but I've become aware there's some percentage of people who cannot, who say their sinuses are always blocked, and have been for decades, even "All my life." (I'm related to one.) Were you one of the permanently congested, whose problem was cured?
I just finished reading The Goldfinch and the best part for me was the narrator's vivid imaginings of their deceased parent "on the other side." Can you suggest literary works that have memorable, poetic, vivid intimations of what the afterlife is like?
Help! Went in for a root canal and dentist didn't put the crown back on bc the appointment went over time and the next patient was waiting. Had to reschedule. This was the final straw in years of bad bedside manner etc. Need to find someone great in Alameda, Oakland or Berkeley ASAP. Thanks!!
Have gone back to school and am struggling to focus while reading (and am having a hard time even typing accurately!). Is this normal for adults in their 40s who’ve spent time doing more physically laborious work?
I'm wondering what's a reasonable amount to get annoyed with your partner? And what isn't, and means you should break up...
I have roughly 6–8 cups of pumpkin puree sitting in my fridge. How can I use it up? I've already used 2 cups to make a pasta sauce. Now I'm searching for other ideas. Just two restrictions, please: no soups, and nothing that requires eggs.
I really love Jaimie Branch's song The Mountain
, and I'm looking for other songs which have vocals accompanied by a solo double bass. The only other one I can think of is Sam Cooke's version of Lost and Lookin'
(which has some drums too). What are some other great bass-vocal duets?
Many days on my way to work I walk pastthe same attractive man around my age who always smiles and says hello. How do I try to get to know him a little?
Are there outside organizations/non-profit who assist students in understanding the current state of their student loans.