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Whats an ideal everyday lens for an EOS 450D?

I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by WinnipegDragon at 11:49 AM on September 24, 2009 (33 comments)

Funeral Arrangements

What should my wife and sister-in-law know before going to the funeral home to make arrangements for their father?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kortez at 9:03 AM on September 21, 2009 (22 comments)

Programs similar to Couch to 5k?

Are there other graduated exercise programs like the Couch to 5K? I hate running, but I like the specificity, and the feeling of "leveling up" it gives me.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by hishtafel at 7:59 PM on September 5, 2009 (12 comments)

Advice for a first-time DSLR owner?

I've just ordered a learning DSLR, so please help me learn!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by WinnipegDragon at 12:22 PM on August 4, 2009 (26 comments)

A Better Place

Shai Agassi's Audacious Plan to Put Electric Cars on the Road. Now it's Agassi's turn. He starts off uncharacteristically nervous, stammering a bit. He's got something different, he says. A new approach. He believes it just might be possible to get the entire world off oil. For good. Point by point, gaining speed as he goes, he shares for the first time in public the ideas that will change his future—and possibly the world's.
posted to MetaFilter by destrius at 8:33 PM on August 20, 2008 (68 comments)

recommendations of great videos on TED.com

What are your favorite videos on TED.com?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dfriedman at 3:57 PM on June 14, 2009 (27 comments)

Suggest some "I ..., you ..., they ..."

Is there a definitive list of sayings in the form of "I [X]; you [Y]; they [Z]" where X, Y and Z all express more or less the same idea but expressed in an increasingly less flattering way.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bonecrusher at 12:13 PM on June 4, 2009 (7 comments)

Good books for the infant?

Good books to read to the infant child?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by skepticallypleased at 9:47 PM on May 30, 2009 (41 comments)

Art project with/for/about my newborn son

What long-term art project should I do with/for/about my newborn son?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sandor at 5:50 AM on May 27, 2009 (16 comments)

Digital photography "must haves"?

I want to take my photography to the next level. What should I invest in?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by FlamingBore at 10:23 AM on January 24, 2006 (46 comments)

Best way to study Mandarin at home?

Best way to study Mandarin at home, when I can spare 4 hours a day for 2 ½ months?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by CruiseSavvy at 10:36 AM on February 18, 2009 (15 comments)

Pokémon Snap was about as far as I got with photography.

What are some absolute beginner DSLR tips and tricks my wife can pick up on quickly and start using today?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by joshrholloway at 9:13 AM on October 27, 2008 (26 comments)

I want to see the wheels turning in my dog's head.

My Old English Sheepdog is bored with his Kong. What brain-teasing toys and games do you entertain your dog with? I am very impressed with the design and concept of the Dog Brick, however budgetary constraints compel me to seek out less expensive options from the hivemind. So, how do you give your dog's brain a mental workout, with the end result being the satisfaction of finding a yummy treat?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by invisible ink at 10:13 PM on February 4, 2009 (19 comments)


Restaurants in the South Bay?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by troy at 7:44 PM on January 30, 2009 (15 comments)

Help me hack my Leap Frog

Can you hack toddler toys to lower the speaker volume?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by middleclasstool at 6:09 PM on January 2, 2009 (20 comments)

Upgrade Me!

Can you suggest some replacements for standard, everyday household items that are far superior in terms of usefulness, luxuriousness and quality?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Balonious Assault at 9:03 PM on December 2, 2008 (100 comments)

Free music!

Celebrating 120 years, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is offering 10 symphonies as free downloads, available until November 24!
posted to MetaFilter by LooseFilter at 5:37 PM on October 20, 2008 (17 comments)

Scheherazade, you are

I'm looking for good novels/short stories for my wonderful husband to read out loud to me.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by thebrokedown at 5:24 PM on October 13, 2008 (51 comments)

Birth of an Ocean

Birth of an Ocean: The Evolution of Ethiopia's Afar Depression. "Formation of an ocean is a rare event, one few scientists have ever witnessed. Yet this geophysical nativity is unfolding today in one of the hottest and most inhospitable corners of the globe." [Via]
posted to MetaFilter by homunculus at 11:30 AM on October 2, 2008 (26 comments)

Avast, Ye Scurvy Homophobes!

On September 19th, the Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside the National Conference of Editorial Writers, claiming that they were "responsible for the satanic milieu in this evil land" and for assisting the "satanic agendas" of "baby-killers and fags." But September 19th also happened to be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. And thus, a group of local residents were inspired to stage an effective, and entertaining, counterprotest.
posted to MetaFilter by EmpressCallipygos at 10:58 AM on September 24, 2008 (31 comments)

Trisomy 21, General Information

Regarding this post and this MeTa thread, a few facts for you.
posted to MetaTalk by plinth at 7:19 PM on September 16, 2008 (151 comments)

Grifters, Oil Men, Tabloids, The Scrappy Ingenue, The Titans and the Hardass: An American Story

Corrupt U.S. Government officials leased the Teapot Dome oil field to one Harry F. Sinclair in 1922 in a sleazy no-bid contract.

Turn back the clock. 27 years earlier, suspected grifter Gilmer Bonfils had seized control of the Denver Post; he and his family turned it from a sleepy, staid paper into a wild, brazen broadsheet. So brazen they were shot by a furious lawyer. For an editorial page, Tammen and Bonfils substituted invective, raked up so much scandal—a good deal of it true — that they kept a loaded shotgun in their office to discourage reader complaints. As the Post grew in power and prosperity, its proprietors branched into other fields; the Post became the first and last U.S. daily ever to own a circus (Sells-Floto), run a burlesque house and sell coal."
posted to MetaFilter by felix at 9:09 AM on August 13, 2008 (33 comments)

Freezer food.

I would like some recipes or meal ideas that, when cooked, will last for a long time.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by backseatpilot at 12:27 PM on July 28, 2008 (21 comments)

How can we get great newborn photographs?

What are the tricks/tip to getting great newborn photographs?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by k8t at 10:35 AM on July 28, 2008 (18 comments)

How can improve my sinister lifestyle?

Any tricks for enhancing a left-handed life?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by suki at 12:25 PM on July 27, 2008 (20 comments)


Scrabble anxiety
posted to Ask MetaFilter by A189Nut at 4:58 PM on July 20, 2008 (65 comments)

stroller panic..

Completely overwhelmed with choices of stroller and looking for recommendations. Specific requirements inside.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by gaspode at 9:56 AM on July 11, 2008 (31 comments)

Don't read me a bedtime story.

What are some exceptionally well-performed audiobooks?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:24 PM on July 7, 2008 (80 comments)

Looking for novel-esque non-fiction books.

I love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. It's a non-fiction book about Chicago in 1893 which reads much like a novel. I'd like to read other books written in the same novel-esque style about some other cities or historic events. Know of any novel-like non-fiction reads?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by melodykramer at 7:39 PM on June 29, 2008 (47 comments)

Leaves of jade

Miss Neddy's tea blog — all about tea. Insightful and pleasant tea commentary from Singapore.
posted to MetaFilter by Wolof at 4:08 AM on June 29, 2008 (13 comments)

Baby Boy goodness?

Flip this question: What is great about parenting a boy?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by k8t at 10:25 AM on June 23, 2008 (41 comments)

Simple, easy and elegant recipes that are always crowd pleasers: What are yours?

Simple, easy and elegant recipes that are always crowd pleasers: What are yours?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Carialle at 10:28 AM on June 11, 2008 (51 comments)

Hack My Baby

Give me your baby hacks! My wife and I are expecting our first child in November. What tips and tricks can you offer us to make our lives a lot easier? For example, a friend of mine swears that putting a crying baby in front of a mirror will cause it to stop. Another uses noise cancelling headphones to temper the noise from his shrieking child. I am looking for hacks on everything from diaper changing to stroller modifications. Make our lives easier as we enter into parenthood.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jasondigitized at 9:16 AM on May 20, 2008 (46 comments)

Seeking advice to relieve major breastmilk pumping discomfort.

We have a healthy 6 week old girl. We've come to a point where the quality of life for Mom isn't very pleasurable in terms of breastfeeding. We both wanted to breastfeed our child but we're approaching 'last resort' and transitioning to formula. I would like to help Mom as much as possible so I'm looking for some advice from others.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by timmins at 12:01 PM on May 13, 2008 (34 comments)

New parent - Baby not sleeping at night question

We have a beautiful two week old baby girl. She is very well tempered except at night when we try to go to bed. We have been trying to get her into a routine (bath, story, feeding, bed) but she outright refuses to go to sleep in her crib or in the co-sleeper. The only place she will sleep any amount of time so we can sleep is in between us in bed. This has been really stressful for me an my wife because we are terrified of rolling over onto her or that she will suffocate on the pillows or blankets. During the day she sleeps in the playpen without any issues too. Does anyone have any advise as to how we can get our little angel into her crib and out of our bed? When we do put her down, she wakes up two minutes after you put her down and screams until you come get her. Or is this something that we just need to wait out because she is a new born?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by chuma at 1:54 PM on March 3, 2008 (34 comments)

Music for Babies

Best Baby Music?

I'm actually thinking along two lines here. There's Baby Awake Music and then there's Baby Go to Sleep Music.

What are people's favorites? [MI]
posted to Ask MetaFilter by fenriq at 10:46 AM on November 10, 2004 (26 comments)

Things that go WAAAA! in the night

Parents, what has worked for you in getting infants to sleep for longer stretches at night?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mcstayinskool at 7:44 AM on October 11, 2006 (35 comments)

Dirty Jokes for Grandma

What are some good, somewhat dirty jokes suitable for telling to my Grandma?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sciurus at 2:52 PM on June 26, 2007 (53 comments)

websites for baby momma

I am looking for great parenting websites (got a newborn) with an active, intelligent discussion forum, kind of like metafilter/ask mefi for parents. Thanks
posted to Ask MetaFilter by beccaj at 2:18 PM on February 7, 2008 (10 comments)

Ancient MeFi Octopus Post Update

Back in 2003, I posted a link to a video that showed an octopus transforming itself to look like its surroundings. If you read the thread, there was some doubt about it and I think we all wished that web video was better at the time. Well, a friend posted a link to a TED talk recently that shows this same octopus at a much higher resolution.
posted to MetaTalk by stefnet at 3:46 PM on January 30, 2008 (36 comments)

Like the phone book, but with more plot

Looking for some good, loooong novels.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sonofslim at 7:43 PM on December 17, 2007 (102 comments)

What are the secrets of good homefries?

I love homefries. Omigod I love homefries. What are your secrets?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by unSane at 6:24 PM on December 16, 2007 (36 comments)

Chunks of homebuying wisdom from The Hive Mind

What is the single most valuable piece of advice you received when you were in the process of buying your first home?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by hecho de la basura at 7:20 AM on December 12, 2007 (67 comments)

Baby talk!

I need practical advice from parents. I will become a father in the next 3-4 weeks. What should I be thinking about that I am not?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by zerobyproxy at 5:34 PM on December 7, 2007 (59 comments)

Like threadless but for toddlers

What are some good web sites to buy cute, "hip" (whatever that means) t-shirts and other clothing for babies and toddlers? Bonus points if it's non-gendered.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dersins at 9:09 AM on December 7, 2007 (30 comments)

Gifts for new parents

Calling all parents! I'm due to become an uncle in December and with the holidays coming up I want to get my sister and brother-in-law some baby/parent-related gifts. What items did you find indispensable after your baby arrived? Please assume that all the major staples have been acquired at the Baby Shower... I'm looking for the type of thing that you never thought of or realized you needed until after the baby was home.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by 27 at 4:18 PM on November 27, 2007 (42 comments)

Make my Christmas dinner a success!

[first time holiday dinner filter] It's my first holiday FEAST. And I must impress FUTURE INLAWS. Give me your tried-and-true "omfg where on EARTH did you get this recipe" holiday recipes - traditional is okay, but I'd prefer the off-kilter.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by damnjezebel at 12:29 AM on November 25, 2007 (34 comments)

Front loading washing machine purchasing advice

I need to purchase a new washing machine and I am considering a front loader but I need some advice.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bluesky43 at 8:25 AM on August 7, 2007 (36 comments)
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