Got it in one! Dirtdirt asks for examples of "when an actor pulled off some ridiculous unlikely thing on film, ideally on the first try."
Great suggestions from barchan in response to "Help a girl on a budget have a spa day in the privacy of her own home," including links to DIY pampering concoctions.
In a discussion of the current Hugo Award nominees, Monsieur Caution offers up a great, linkified alternative slate of personal favorites, plus points out a couple of posts on 2014 SFF that fans might want to peruse.
That's Doctor iamkimiam to you: one of our local linguists has completed her PhD dissertation on how we pronounce "mefi" and "mefite", and why.
Eyebrows McGee asks Mefites to Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself.
ryanrs on "what recreational espionage looks like in EVE" (and why EVE has rich espionage gameplay and other games don't) in a question about hobbyist espionage groups.
"decentralized and borderline anarchic": Suelac offers search tips and breaks down some of the search and rating terms for fanfiction, and several members share reading recommendations in the Fanmade World discussion.
After 16 years of running the show, Matt announced his stepping away from the day-to-day operations at MetaFilter.
Last July, the community encouraged women on Metafilter to post more during #JulyByWomen; now we're doing it again, for #WomensMarch! Check out the Metatalk thread for more info and help/mentoring/brainstorming, and start your posting engines.
"If it's staying still, and just getting bigger, you need to figure out how to not die": Dreadnought breaks down the four perceptual tricks that can lure an unsuspecting boater to their death.