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Seeking (very) unconventional sandwich suggestions

Ham, turkey, roast beef, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad. After years of the same six sandwiches for lunch, both at home and at work, I'm dying for sexier variations of each, as well as completely different sandwiches altogether. I'm thinking unconventional ingredients and unconventional pairings, things you wouldn't think go together but totally do, grilled and hot versions, etc. Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 11 at 7:35 PM
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Great children's books with challenging/rare/intricate concepts? Go!

I was really inspired by the "question on children books with intricate illustrations". Following on- what are your favourite young children's books that cover 'difficult to describe' concepts? Examples follow...
posted by iiniisfree to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 14 at 4:48 AM
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If you had five books to educate yourself from start to finish, which?

I'm interested in how Abraham Lincoln self-educated with specific regard to the books he chose to do so. The common story is he got most of his education from "Euclid, Shakespeare, and the King James Bible." I'm want to read books that have extremely high auto-didactive value, that have historically been influential and preferably can instruct in more than one area. More follows.
posted by iffthen to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 7:12 PM
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Text-only versions of news sites?

I just found out that there is a super-stripped down version of the npr.org homepage and was wondering if there were other news or popular sites that have something similar?
posted by gwint to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 14 at 6:41 AM
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What's your favorite piece of trivia?

There's good trivia and bad trivia. Bad trivia is mere fact (e.g. the population of Toronto is .....). Good trivia is entertaining, surprising, insightful. What's your favorite bit of good trivia?
posted by storybored to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 10 at 7:51 PM
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What are the best Bollywood music videos?

What are the best Bollywood music videos of all time? I would love to watch some pop music from India.
posted by mortaddams to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 16 at 9:01 AM
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What are you dancing to lately?

It need not be new, and I'm genre-agnostic on this one, but it needs to be something that makes you want to dance (or run - gym music is fine too). Some very minor further comments inside.
posted by Frowner to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 12:55 PM
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Need a book to read on a train

I have two five-hour train journeys coming up over the next three days and I'm looking for some fiction to read. The last three books that totally captivated me were The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and I'm looking for something similarly enthralling.
posted by terretu to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 12 at 10:43 AM
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Memoirs of life under fascism....

I'm looking for first-person memoirs by people who lived in fascist countries, but were (at least initially) members of the group in power, not a persecuted minority.... that is, I want to hear from the Germans, not the Jews.
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 1:12 PM
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Please help me find a meditation practice that works for me

I've figured out a few "yes"es and "no"s, and I'm hoping MeFi can help me put the clues together to choose the right meditation practice
posted by Cozybee to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 11 at 12:01 PM
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Your favorite Insight Timer meditations

I use Insight Timer for guided meditation almost every night before bed. I found some meditations that I enjoy but, I’d be really interested to experiment with a wider range. If you use this app, what are your favorite meditations? What about them appeals to you? How and for what do you use them? Thanks!
posted by jeszac to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 14 at 7:04 PM
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Building a playlist for a tough time

So the next 49 days are going to be really intense for me, and I need music that will keep my spirits up, and that I also don't have a lot of previous associations with. Please hope me!
posted by dogheart to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 12:05 AM
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Automate my life

Assume, hypothetically, I can afford to make as much of my life as easy as possible for my burnt out, chronically ill self? What do I do?
posted by colorblock sock to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 10:43 PM
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Car-free and affordable?

Are there any downtowns in the U.S. where it's possible to buy a condo for under $150K (or rent for under $1,000), where somebody can live completely car free? It can be a small town or a big city. My main criteria are: walkable for everyday life stuff, like groceries, and a decent place to live.
posted by Mr Ected to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 14 at 10:18 PM
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Favorite streaming radio stations?

I listen to a ton of audio, but probably 85% of it consists of podcasts. And I love podcasts! But I keep thinking how I should listen to more music - it's just that I get a little overwhelmed with what to pick, or how to find new music I'd enjoy. And I love podcasts that take me to other places around the world. What radio stations should I explore to broaden my horizons?
posted by Synesthesia to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 10 at 11:55 PM
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Overcoming Anxiety for Terrible Tasks?

Lately, I've been struggling to deal with Terrible Tasks with eloborate procastination and dodging reasons. How do I learn to overcome my flaw?
posted by chrono_rabbit to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 5:49 AM
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I want to be able to hand letter things like they did in the 1960s.

Sort of a long follow up from this question: I would like to learn how to do hand lettering like they did back before computers. My ultimate goal is to make signs or posters that are evocative of the era. Maybe even some amateur sign painting? How do I learn how to do this?
posted by kendrak to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 11:49 AM
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How to keep up your stamina in a demanding job?

I recently started a job that is, in many ways, an absolute dream. However, it can also be demanding, taxing, and the hours can be long. How can I keep up my energy and stamina while working an intense job?
posted by rodneyaug to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 5:39 PM
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Currently mid-flight to Japan, and realized my passport is expired

I grabbed the wrong passport on my way out the door this morning, and no one at security noticed. I have a second valid US passport, but it's sitting in a drawer at home. I land in 10 hours. What can I do between now and then to help rectify this situation? Or am I just amazingly screwed.
posted by jasonsmall to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 9:42 AM
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What is your "Taco Tuesday" for other days?

My family has Taco Tuesday and Mac-&-Cheese Monday. Do you have any other Alliterative food days?
posted by chickencoop to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 12 at 10:38 AM
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Yeah, the issue here is that you need to stop inviting assholes into your bedroom. [view]
posted by restless_nomad to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 6:44 AM
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I think anyone who gives you shit over your pillowcase choices does not deserve to be in your bed long-term! Also probably most guys don't even know that satin pillowcases are a hair-care thing. [view]
posted by mskyle to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 6:40 AM
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It's not the pillowcases, it's the men! Think of your pillowcases as Jerk Detectors. If a man you date is going to nit-pick you about a pillowcase (ffs!) then out he goes. Whatever you do, don't tie yourself in knots to please someone who nitpicks your every lifestyle and home decor choice. These men aren't "skeptics," they're... [more]
posted by Rosie M. Banks to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 6:45 AM
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The pre-borrowing and paying back is testing your MIL to see if she's good for the money and sufficiently soft-hearted. Charlie's probably not abroad, just moved on to the next town over so he can work his marks. Charlie won't have reported it to police 'cos he's already known to them. Charlie's a grifter. This is a ‘loan’ your MIL will never... [more]
posted by scruss to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 4:48 AM
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As a South Asian woman from a Muslim background, let me gently say: please don’t. Have you heard the term “the soft bigotry of low expectations”? That’s what this feels like. This woman is perfectly capable of expressing her own needs. Handing out “guidance” ahead of her visit feels insulting and unnecessary. Not to mention, it’s painting... [more]
posted by yawper to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 12:09 PM
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Looking back at your posting history, you've asked: * How do I find a boyfriend who doesn't mind my pillowcases? * How do I find a boyfriend who doesn't mind me blowdrying my hair in the morning? * How do I find a boyfriend who doesn't mind me knitting in front of the TV? As if having silk pillowcases, blowdrying your hair and knitting are... [more]
posted by penguin pie to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 9:15 AM
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You are well within your rights to put your foot down and say that you won't be hosting SIL at your apartment during future visits because of her partying lifestyle, or that you don't want her babysitting your future kids, but these are problems you don't have yet. Everything else she is doing is none of your business, leave it alone and stop... [more]
posted by prize bull octorok to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 4:27 PM
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The scientific answer to your question is that satin is a filament fiber, while cotton is a staple fiber. This means that cotton has a bunch of microscopic grabby little arms, while satin does not. The Textile School explains the difference in detail. The interpersonal answer to your question is that men who demand scientific citations for your... [more]
posted by sockermom to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 6:58 AM
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This makes me wonder if you might want to have a friend review your dating profile, or do some evaluation about how you're meeting guys. Like, I can absolutely picture the kind of guy you mean - I've met them, they exist, I've met perfectly lovely women who seemed to end up with them over and over. But "I am sick of having to fight... [more]
posted by Frowner to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 7:08 AM
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how do I draw the line between okay curiousity and negging everything I do? If you frequently feel worse after he speaks to you, he's gone. Line drawn. Job done. [view]
posted by flabdablet to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 7:01 AM
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Dan always talks about how "girls are such drama", which is frustrating because I'm trying to be as mature as possible about this. There’s nothing you can do that is “mature” because Dan has already decided that everything a girl does is drama. And you already know that this group of friends tends to exclude people because... [more]
posted by betweenthebars to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 1:16 PM
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You stopped talking to Nicole because she fell out with someone else? In a fight that was nothing to do with you? I mean, obviously D&B did the same. But they also then spontaneously reached out to her to apologise, and - given that they currently get on with her - presumably in such a way that was convincing to her that they genuinely... [more]
posted by penguin pie to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 1:34 PM
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Maybe stop dating assholes? [view]
posted by jacquilynne to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 6:45 AM
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This is ... a lot ... and to be honest you're not coming across as particularly mature yourself. You're coming across as nosy and judgmental. Her relationship with her boyfriend in Ukraine is none of your business. How she spends her time and who she's meeting is also none of your business. She might be immature, but unless it's affecting you -... [more]
posted by Kutsuwamushi to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 4:40 PM
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I am worried that when I am pregnant my husbands mum might ask him to let his sister come to Sydney to live with us and be act as a ‘babysitter’ for us [...] My husband is not very fond of his sister as she didnt listen to him when she was a child and was stubborn but she is still his sister so may be he would find it hard to say no.... [more]
posted by showbiz_liz to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 17 at 4:32 PM
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Hey, I remember your previous question about hair dryers. Gently, I would suggest worrying about the possibility that you might date someone who might criticize you about very specific things that you do/own/use/enjoy is borrowing trouble. The hair dryer, the pillowcase — these are red herrings. The fact of the matter is,... [more]
posted by neushoorn to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 7:33 AM
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The subtext here is that these men assume any decision that isn't the same decision they have made is automatically suspect and probably inferior. My best friend calls this "show your work!" and I understand why you're concerned about it. I have mostly dated men who want me to show my work, even when I'm talking about the topic... [more]
posted by sockermom to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 13 at 9:54 AM
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It sounds like Dan is getting off on telling you all about their fun birthday plans and then not inviting you. He can conveniently avoid taking responsibility for his toxicity by saying things like "girls are such drama." The business with Nicole is a red herring; the real bully here is Dan. [view]
posted by basalganglia to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 15 at 3:18 PM
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You must consult a Virginia attorney, preferably one specialized in wills and trusts. Marriage is designed to be a partnership, but when it comes undone this often leaves control in the hands of the person who grabs it first. The applicable laws are different in every state. Again, get a lawyer. For $1M, it's clearly worth it. [view]
posted by ubiquity to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 16 at 12:22 PM
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You resent him because he’s a burden to you. It might not be because of situations within his ability to control. Nobody plans to have health problems. It’s nobody’s fault that his family struggles financially. Nonetheless, he is a burden and will continue to be one for the foreseeable future. You can select from one of the following: 1.... [more]
posted by Autumnheart to Ask MetaFilter on Sep 16 at 3:59 PM
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