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Ask not what your wife can ask for you to do

Mental Load: why women still do most of the work at home.
posted by jacquilynne to MetaFilter on May 22 at 11:31 AM
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I Have A Very Good Brain And I've Said A Lot Of Things

It's the 122nd day of the Trump Administration and his whirlwind diplomatic tour continues, moving on from the Middle East to … Israel? Israel, which, the President clarified, is definitely not a word that he said when meeting with Russian officials last week. Meanwhile, a sinkhole has formed in front of Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort which is almost certainly not a metaphor for his presidency. Unless it is. In which case, Vox makes the argument that there is no one to blame except Donald Trump.
posted by murphy slaw to MetaFilter on May 22 at 10:23 AM
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YouTube art channels

YouTube art channels - Since people always ask me where to find neat art tutorials, here's a comprehensive list of YouTube channels that teach art in one way or another.
posted by Wolfdog to MetaFilter on May 21 at 5:03 AM
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Ancient battle-scarred feral cat meets tiny kittens

Mason is old and ill and grumpy. One day some new kittens came into his foster home. 2m40s to a better day.
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter on May 24 at 1:51 AM
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"these statues were a part of that terrorism as much as a burning cross"

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, who has presided over the city's dismantling of Confederate monuments, delivered a righteous defense of the decision in a speech about history, race, and legacy. Seriously, read the whole thing.
posted by lalex to MetaFilter on May 24 at 3:43 PM
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Urban and Urbane Crows Are With Us

Crows, and all corvids actually, fascinate me. It seems as though a new facet of corvid behavior is discovered every week or so, and this article is a good summary of what's been learned so far and how the scientists go about learning and testing.
posted by MovableBookLady to MetaFilter on May 20 at 7:28 AM
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The Trump Documents

The Onion has obtained 700 pages of leaked documents from the Trump Administration. "The Onion has done what no other news organization ever could: expose the Trump administration."
posted by zeusianfog to MetaFilter on May 23 at 11:13 AM
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Looking for tightly plotted cozy mysteries

I'm interested in reading some recently published (last ten years) cozy mysteries. I'm looking for books that are very well paced and plotted as opposed to books with lyrical prose. If you have an author to suggest, please also recommend an individual book, not just a series or an entire body of work. Thanks!
posted by bq to Ask MetaFilter on May 20 at 1:16 PM
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You're going to say I'm an idiot...


Books Like Island of the Blue Dolphins

Mini McGee, who is 8, asks: "I loved Island of the Blue Dolphins, so I want more books similar to it. I like the adventure, the awesome surviving stuff, like wolf attacks and being alone, and it's one of the best books to me. Go ask MetaFilter, what are more books like it? Especially if they have modern things like vehicles."
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Ask MetaFilter on May 23 at 5:13 PM
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Host sweet host

I hosted an old friend at my place for a few days. Before she left, she told me she loved staying with me because I had a comfortable home. While this made me feel pretty good about myself, I also thought I could ask the hivemind 1) what makes a home a comfortable one? and 2) practical ways to make short-term guests feel as comfortable as possible. Bonus points for things you appreciated as a guest in someone else's home.
posted by orangutan to Ask MetaFilter on May 20 at 8:20 PM
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Standard Practices For New PC, May 2017 Edition

My mom just got a new laptop, and has asked me to "set it up" for her. (For example, removing bloatware and dealing with virus protection.) I was once a Windows power user, but I've been using Macs exclusively for about eight years now. What does setting up a new PC entail in 2017?
posted by Ian A.T. to Ask MetaFilter on May 23 at 9:44 AM
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Constitutional Interpretation No. 748 (2017)

Taiwan's Constitutional Court finds restrictions against same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Taiwan, one of the most progressive states in Asia when it comes to LGBTQI equality, heard a case in March pushed in part by long-time activist CHI Chia-wei (祁家威) arguing for marriage equality. Today, with two dissents and one abstension, the Constitutional Court requires the national legislature, the Legislative Yuan, to amend the current Civil Code within two years--and if the legislature fails, same-sex couples will still be allowed to register their marriages with the government.
posted by anem0ne to MetaFilter on May 24 at 11:38 AM
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"I'd love to turn you on..."

Deconstructing how The Beatles wrote "A Day in the Life" 50 years ago this month. How does a band go from "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964 to "A Day in the Life" in 1967?
posted by zooropa to MetaFilter on May 21 at 7:43 PM
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Legit personality/career testing resources

Where on the internet can I find high-quality, non-scammy personality / career testing to help me identify what type of work I enjoy, what jobs may be a good match, and what my strengths and weaknesses are? I'm a HUGE fan of the Myers-Briggs, but it seems that should be taken with a grain of salt. And, I am looking for something a little bit more career-oriented. Ideally such a resource would range from free to low cost (<$50).
posted by houseofleaves to Ask MetaFilter on May 22 at 11:53 AM
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Another wrestler in politics

On the eve of Election Day for Montana's special election for a new Congressional Representative, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body slams Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
posted by Grandysaur to MetaFilter on May 24 at 6:30 PM
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The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins

When I first started as a typesetter back in 1962, I knew almost nothing about its history. But I learned on the job from people who'd been in the trade and from books. One name that seldom came up was W.A. Dwiggins. I started in newspapers and Times Roman was the font, a more boring typeface has not been devised. Dwiggins' fonts weren't like that.
posted by MovableBookLady to MetaFilter on May 22 at 6:49 AM
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Locate yourself

The Dave Rumsey Historical Map Collection. Over 76,000 maps and images online, housed physically at Stanford but available here for your browsing pleasure.
posted by PussKillian to MetaFilter on May 23 at 8:46 AM
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"The witness becomes the writer. From the test comes the testimony."

On Missy's 2015 song "WTF (Where They From)," there is a sample of a young girl speaking. The voice belongs to Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who was on the phone with him when he was murdered. Missy doesn't bring this up, I do. She goes almost mute when I say that by sampling Jeantel's voice, Pharrell and she have done a remarkable thing that has reversed what usually happens to the words of girls who look like Rachel Jeantel.
From Elle's June edition cover story on Missy Elliott as interviewed by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.
posted by MartinWisse to MetaFilter on May 19 at 3:59 PM
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guys I've played a lot of point and click adventure games in my day and I'm pretty certain that the way we defeat Trump is by dropping the orb down the sinkhole [view]
posted by prize bull octorok to MetaFilter on May 22 at 10:40 AM
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Hillary 👏Talked 👏 About 👏 Trump 👏 Being 👏 A 👏 Puppet 👏 Of 👏 Putin 👏 On 👏 Live 👏 Tv 👏 Back 👏 In 👏 October 👏. People didnt care because - she's a woman so don't take her seriously lol. - but her emails. - she's going to win anyways so let's forget our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream. - oh yeah, and the complete... [more]
posted by supercrayon to MetaFilter on May 19 at 6:27 PM
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Well, I finally gave in and read New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech on the removal of some of the city's Confederate monuments, and it's very, very worth reading. It is self-evident that these men did not fight for the United States of America, They fought against it. They may have been warriors, but in this cause they were not patriots.... [more]
posted by lalex to MetaFilter on May 22 at 8:21 PM
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[Guys, we all love and fear and worship the orb but let's try not to draw too much of its attention here lest we hasten our eventual glorious destruction, and also to keep the comment count under control.] [view]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter on May 22 at 10:46 AM
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I would really like to see a sincere Free Melania campaign. Imagine being exposed to Trump for hours every single day 💀. The rumor mill says that Donald and Melania have loathed each other for years now, and rarely spend time together outside public appearances. Supposedly they occupy separate floors in Orthanc Trump Tower, and Melania... [more]
posted by biogeo to MetaFilter on May 22 at 11:48 AM
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Most of the time that "wrong" is completely subjective; not so much "incorrect" as "different from how I do it". It isn't putting laundry soap in the dishwasher, it's loading the dishwasher in a way she considers sub-optimal As the mother of a teenager, and also a wife to a husband, I just want to dig in a... [more]
posted by corb to MetaFilter on May 22 at 2:40 PM
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Alabama Poised to Restore Voting Rights for Thousands with Felony Convictions This is one of my key political issues. Every citizen should get to vote. Everyone. If you're in prison, they should bring you a ballot there and make it an official polling place. As you near your release date, you should be given the opportunity to... [more]
posted by Pater Aletheias to MetaFilter on May 19 at 1:40 PM
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Ignoring Manchester, which is certainly significant news but also not really on-topic, it bears repeating in as clear language as possible: the White House tried to get the intelligence agencies to interfere with an FBI investigation into whether his campaign colluded with a hostile foreign power. They're about to release a budget proposal that... [more]
posted by zachlipton to MetaFilter on May 22 at 6:25 PM
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It was a July 27th press conference. And yes, should've ended the run there. As should have: 1) Mexicans are rapists 2) Second amendment folks should stop Clinton 3) Mocking Serge Kovaleski for his disability 4) Grabbing pussy 5) Attacking Judge Curiel 6) Attacking the Khan family 7) "I like people who weren't captured" 8)... [more]
posted by chris24 to MetaFilter on May 23 at 9:17 AM
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Choice quote from Richard Spencer re his gym privileges: "I'm really a model-gym goer. I don't bother anyone. I don't talk to anyone. I really just go and lift weights," Spencer said. Spencer said he was at the gym "peacefully working out" when Fair came up to him and asked him if he was Richard Spencer. "I said no,... [more]
posted by supercrayon to MetaFilter on May 20 at 6:54 PM
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I believed the orb was fake news for hours yesterday, because there's no way anyone would be that insane BUT WAIT. posted by cORB don't think i don't see that [view]
posted by indubitable to MetaFilter on May 22 at 10:48 AM
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THis reminds me of an incident that happened shortly after my husband and I moved in together. He arrived home from work one day and informed me that he'd invited four couples (his friends, not mine) over for dinner the coming Friday evening. Great, I said. What are you cooking? Uh, he said, I thought you'd do it?! Why would I do it, I asked. I'm a... [more]
posted by Jubey to MetaFilter on May 22 at 6:54 PM
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@aliasvaughn Let me give you the ACTUAL story here, that Italian media aired. 1) Pope is PISSED at Newt's 3rd wife being chosen as Ambassador to Vatican. 2. Pope gave Dondon a copy of his encyclical "Laudato Si" which focuses on environment, global warming etc. #FeelthePopeShade 3. Pope joked with Melania, smiled at her, showed... [more]
posted by chris24 to MetaFilter on May 24 at 8:49 AM
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God, I've just completely lost the fucking ability to evaluate anything since this motherfucking election. I was like, "Republican congressional candidate assaults news reporter... ....huh [scrolls to next twitter story]" Like, this is completely fucking insane. Contextualized with other attacks on the media and increasing hate crimes,... [more]
posted by latkes to MetaFilter on May 24 at 7:04 PM
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Here's the [strange] note Trump left at Yad Vashem For those who have never been to Yad Vashem, you must understand that it is filled to the brim with horror. Children's drawings. Torah scrolls made into bags. Piles and piles and piles of glasses and books and shoes and baby dolls and hanukkiot and candlesticks and and and. Things taken... [more]
posted by Sophie1 to MetaFilter on May 23 at 7:15 AM
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The Fox News crew that was in the room speaks out: Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We... [more]
posted by zachlipton to MetaFilter on May 24 at 7:38 PM
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"There needs to be an investigation to find out if anyone in the Trump administration has ties to America." - WaPo commenter [view]
posted by porn in the woods to MetaFilter on May 19 at 3:03 PM
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>wondering if things would have worked out differently if i’d been chill "Chill" is a trap. Being "Chill" means you meet his needs, and he doesn't have to think about yours. A woman could go months as the perfect partner, being emotionally and sexually available for a guy, being fun and constantly present, meeting... [more]
posted by pseudostrabismus to Ask MetaFilter on May 25 at 4:38 PM
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Sounds like he wants the pleasant(-for-him) aspects of a serious relationship — the sex, the companionship, the support, even some of the feelings — while still reserving the right to say "Sorry, I never promised you that" any time you ask for something difficult(-for-him). Tell him to get lost. [view]
posted by nebulawindphone to Ask MetaFilter on May 22 at 9:22 PM
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Guys, Trump is so fucking STUPID. From Vox: 'Here’s what just happened: Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were about to leave a scheduled press availability — the room was already filled with noisy chatter. Trump and Netanyahu are called back for one last handshake photo. The press gaggle, as it always does, continues to... [more]
posted by xyzzy to MetaFilter on May 22 at 9:34 AM
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