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November 18

How to get involved in volunteering when we have very young kids?

We have very young kids (5 mo & 3 yo) - how can we volunteer in our community? The logistics seem impossible. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund at 12:24 PM - 17 answers

November 16

How do I get better at staying put?

I get very restless and unhappy if I have to spend a lot of time in one place, so I try keep active. But sometimes staying home or at my desk all day is unavoidable. Do you have any tips or reframing ideas for how to embrace the stillness, instead of feeling stuck?
posted by ferret branca at 1:36 PM - 6 answers

November 15

What kind of improvement should I strive for between marathons?

How much time improvement can I safely train for between a fall and a spring marathon? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry at 11:57 AM - 5 answers

November 12

In search of searching...or something

My wife is looking for a new hobby/activity which scratches a particular problem solving/puzzle-ish itch. We've tried looking but honestly aren't even entirely sure what we're looking for so I suggested we see what kind of ideas the hive mind might offer up. She's mostly looking for stuff that can be done indoors/at the computer but all suggestions welcome! Her thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand at 8:18 AM - 21 answers

November 11

D&D etiquette, or how can we become a better team?

We've been playing D&D for a few months now - all us players are beginners, (not the DM, he's experienced). I'd like to know about ways to ensure that we have the best group dynamics possible. How to avoid players getting too frustrated with one another. Slight complication, the DM is on Skype, but all the players are in the same room. [more inside]
posted by Zumbador at 5:46 AM - 7 answers

November 10

Help Identify (indie?) Card Game Like Set + Memory

This year at XOXO Fest I played a card game that had elements similar to Set and a basic memory game. You placed square cards upside down and then took turns either viewing, flipping, or sliding cards IIRC. The object was to make a set of cards in a row. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia at 7:23 PM - 3 answers

What is your chill vibe?

I'd like to know what environment/mindset really resonates with you--is there an awesome place in your head that may or may not exist in reality that really ticks your boxes re: safety, comfort, relaxation, and empowerment? Do you know why it resonates with you? And if not have you considered it? As much detail as you're comfortable giving is welcome. Example inside if this is abstruse; I guess it's sort of like the idea of a "happy place" but specific. [more inside]
posted by Phyltre at 12:42 PM - 35 answers

November 9

Casual fun family board games for new English learner

Looking for board games for a pre-teen girl who will be coming from a Spanish speaking country to live with an American family, with not much previous study of the English language. [more inside]
posted by dum spiro spero at 10:09 AM - 18 answers

Help identifying 1920s camera

I've uploaded some images here - can anyone tell me what type of camera this might be? [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on at 8:53 AM - 2 answers

November 8

Hypoallergenic electric guitar and bass strings?

I have a nickel allergy. I also have a cobalt allergy. I might have a chromium allergy as well (am currently looking at getting tested for that). Do electric guitar strings without any of these metals even exist? And if they do, do they exist in heavy gauges (12+ on the high E ideally)? What about bass strings? [more inside]
posted by Dysk at 10:45 AM - 14 answers

Seeking pretty, engaging games with no violence: 2019 edition

I asked this question six years ago, but I'm getting an Xbox One and so I thought I'd ask again: what's new on the visually stunning, nonviolent exploration/puzzle games front? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:45 AM - 13 answers

How best to organise old family photos?

I have a few hundred old family photos that I want to digitise (using my iphone). Please give me your recommendations on how I might best organise and store them together with some text about each photo. [more inside]
posted by mnfn at 4:05 AM - 7 answers

November 6

Braking Badass

Who makes this inverse/bar-end brake lever, and where can I buy a pair?
posted by mattdidthat at 6:13 PM - 2 answers

Help me find a vintage baseball cap website

A few months or a year ago I found a website that specialized in selling baseball caps (and I think maybe jerseys as well) that were high quality reproductions of negro league and old minor league teams with cool logos/history. Now I'm having trouble tracking it down... [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast at 7:57 AM - 6 answers

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike (where to buy one PA?)

I am looking for tips, suggestions, and recommendations for where to buy a new (road?) bike anywhere within 4 hours of central Pennsylvania. More specificity below the fold. [more inside]
posted by turtlefu at 4:39 AM - 2 answers

November 5

Can You Recommend A Fun Trivia Night in PDX on Tuesdays or Wednesdays?

I'm looking for some fun bar trivia for peeps who are pretty particular about bar trivia. [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein at 3:21 PM - 4 answers

Where can I buy 16 identical hardcover books on the cheap?

I have my mind on an art project and it requires sixteen (16) identical hardcover books. I'd like to spend as little money as possible. [more inside]
posted by komara at 1:29 PM - 10 answers

Do you bike all winter? What do you wear coat-wise?

I have biked all winter for years and years and I still don't have a satisfactory biking coat situation. What works for you? [more inside]
posted by Frowner at 7:38 AM - 23 answers

Challenging non-technical mountains?

I'm looking for the most difficult mountain/terrain I can hike up/across, on a hobbyist budget and without technical/mountaineering experience. [more inside]
posted by ToddBurson at 7:01 AM - 12 answers

November 1

Wholesome, bite-sized Twitter substitute..._

I'm on a social media break! (I know...) I would quite like to put something in place of Twitter and Facebook on my phone to fill those little 5 minute gaps that is wholesome, good for me, educational, maybe even mood-boosting etc. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM at 6:26 AM - 13 answers

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