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Give me some lip

Lipstick-wearers of MetaFilter, please recommend the longest-lasting lippy you know of.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by elizeh at 10:34 AM on March 27, 2013 (29 comments)

Silicon Valley salary negotiation?

Considering a position as a Senior Software Developer in Mountain View, CA. The company has already indicated that they want to hire me - we are in the salary/compensation negotiation phase and I need some advice.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on August 11, 2012 (14 comments)

Who proofs the proofreaders?

I'm a professional copy editor who has been blessed with an intern with good instincts and grammatical understanding, but needs to learn the techniques of the craft. Right now I'm just reviewing her work and discussing her mistakes/omissions as they arise, but I'd like to do more formalized instruction. Can anyone recommend a lesson plan?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by thinkingwoman at 7:18 PM on October 6, 2010 (16 comments)

"Social Science That Matters."

The Society Pages is a collection of blogs based around sociology. Some have been mentioned here before, and they cover a range of topics within sociology such as sexuality, crime and race.
posted to MetaFilter by lauratheexplorer at 6:19 PM on October 14, 2010 (6 comments)

Philosophers all have long, gray beards!

Professional philosophers have long known that there are far fewer women in philosophy than there are men. (Some quick info.) Recently, this issue has taken center-stage in the philosophy blogosphere. First, a new study suggests that gender plays a role in what intuitions one has to philosophical thought experiments, such as the Gettier cases about knowledge, and The Trolley Problem related to ethics (via). Second, a new blog, What is it like to be a woman in philosophy?, has exploded in popularity as it shows the good, the bad, and the downright ugly involved in being a woman in the profession.
posted to MetaFilter by meese at 5:00 PM on October 14, 2010 (37 comments)

You don't have to be vegan to enjoy vegan food.

Vegan Dad: "When you have kids, supper has to be on the table every night. And when you are a vegan, the drive-thru, the deli counter, and TV dinners/frozen convenience foods are not an option. So, you do the best you can. This blog is a record of what my family eats. It's not always a totally complete meal, not always photogenic, and sometimes it's leftovers. But, it is a realistic look at a vegan family in a northern Ontario city that is not always vegan-friendly."
posted to MetaFilter by MaryDellamorte at 1:59 PM on October 14, 2010 (51 comments)

Not a Typical Girl: Ari Up 1962-2010

Ari Up became a music legend at the tender age of 14, as a founding member of legendary punk band The Slits. Their first album, Cut, blended the nascent punk genre with reggae beats and feminist politics, but was overshadowed by the nude photo on the sleeve [NSFW: boobies]. After the trio disbanded in the early 1980s, Up collaborated with Lee "Scratch" Perry, recorded with the New Age Steppers, released solo work, and raised a family. Her former stepfather John Lydon announced that Ari Up died today following a lengthly illness.
posted to MetaFilter by pxe2000 at 6:54 PM on October 20, 2010 (69 comments)

Physics with a twist

Cocktail Party Physics-- Serving up science and culture with a splash of wit. "Cocktail Party Physics is a group science blog that aims to create a salon-like virtual space where contributors and readers alike can chat about the latest news and ideas in science -- with a twist. If we can make it fun, funky, unconventional, and blur the lines between traditional disciplines -- both within the sciences themselves, and science and the arts, literature, pop culture, history, and every other aspect of our culture -- so much the better."
posted to MetaFilter by jokeefe at 2:10 PM on October 20, 2010 (6 comments)

How to avoid hiring manipulative people

As part of my job, I interview lots of engineering candidates (but the field doesn't really matter). One of my concerns is hiring manipulative personalities (blaming, perpetual victim, passive/aggressive, covert-aggressive, untreated personality disorders, etc). What are the best things to ask to spot trouble ahead of time?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ssqq at 5:20 PM on October 21, 2010 (38 comments)

thinking about learning

I am interested in people's exam preparation strategies (especially if you study psychology like me). It has suddenly occurred to me that I'm not very metacognitive about my learning. How do I intuit what are the most important concepts (likely to be on an exam, in short-answer format)? How do you pick up on hints from the lecturers?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by KLF at 11:17 PM on October 24, 2010 (9 comments)

Twenty-First Century Stoic

William B. Irvine has written a three-part essay (1, 2, 3) for BoingBoing summarizing his book A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. The Philosophers' Magazine has also commented on the revival of Stoicism.
posted to MetaFilter by TheophileEscargot at 8:39 AM on November 1, 2010 (42 comments)

Finding similar music to the TRON: Legacy soundtrack.

I'm addicted to Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy soundtrack and really want to find more music in the same style as it's not like their other stuff. I love the dark/forboding and futuristic tracks like "The Son of Flynn" and "Solar Sailer". Can anyone help?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Hates_ at 7:32 AM on December 15, 2010 (26 comments)

Where should I park my extra cash?

I'll soon be debt free. How do I make the most of it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by futureisunwritten at 9:39 AM on January 28, 2013 (5 comments)

What's it like when it's nice?

What are the nice aspects of becoming intimate with a "romantic partner"? What does it feel like when it's a healthy situation? Can you give me some examples of things that are nice about sharing your life in an intimate way with your partner?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Chrysalis at 2:42 AM on July 13, 2011 (24 comments)

Real life is not like the movies.

Tell me about the good stuff in long-term relationships.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by onegoodthing at 5:08 AM on November 7, 2010 (59 comments)

How to go the distance

You're happy in your long-term (10 years-plus?) relationship. I'm hoping to get that far someday, but I always drop out early. Tell me what it felt like at year 2-3.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on November 9, 2010 (16 comments)

Princess Diana of Themyscira

Wonder Woman, a short by Rainfall Films.
posted to MetaFilter by Brandon Blatcher at 7:30 AM on October 4, 2013 (34 comments)

The Overexposed Model

She's the most famous woman in the world you've never heard of. The Overexposed Model is a blog dedicated to collecting appearances of a mysterious stock photography model whose smiling face has sold eyeglasses in Greece, healthcare in Peru, oral gel in Malaysia, Jamba Juice in the US, radio stations in Germany, and countless daily deal websites. Its readers report seeing the model almost everywhere they go.
posted to MetaFilter by dontjumplarry at 6:33 AM on October 4, 2013 (79 comments)

myths of heaven

Joan Roosa, wife of Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Stu Roosa, recalled "I was at a party one night in Houston. A woman standing behind me, who had no idea who I was, said 'I've slept with every astronaut who has been to the Moon.' ...I said 'Pardon me, but I don't think so'".
posted to MetaFilter by four panels at 12:41 PM on October 4, 2013 (53 comments)

Q&A: The Women Who Write Dinosaur Erotica

Interview at NY Mag, prompted by a few internet mockery blurbs linked in the first paragraph.
posted to MetaFilter by kavasa at 4:23 AM on October 4, 2013 (82 comments)

Fifty or so teenagers, eavesdropping

Your next Young Adult novel, in fragments.
posted to MetaFilter by Potomac Avenue at 5:19 AM on October 18, 2013 (18 comments)


INAPPROPRIATE CAPS: Misleading title 4 exclamation points The Daily Kos hive mind parodies itself.
posted to MetaFilter by Artifice_Eternity at 10:31 AM on July 25, 2006 (193 comments)

"You can't 3-D-print a highway"

Stanford lecturer and genetics startup co-founder Balaji Srinivasan delivered a talk entitled "Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit", at the Y Combinator startup school on Saturday. The provocative talk, described as "a fantasy of seceding from the U.S." with "undertones of class hostility as well as simple naïveté", is just the latest escalation of the techno-utopian and often anti-government rhetoric from Silicon Valley's elite class (previously: 1, 2, 3).
posted to MetaFilter by tonycpsu at 7:47 AM on October 22, 2013 (123 comments)

Children's books that include biracial families?

Inspired by an earlier question, are there any books for young children that show families of mixed race?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ChipT at 10:07 AM on October 23, 2013 (13 comments)

The Great British Row Off

"The criticism ranged from the gently cynical to the downright obnoxious, but as the series went on I noticed an increasing degree of personal vitriol and misogyny. We (female) finalists are supposedly too meek, too confident, too thin, too domestic, too smiley, too taciturn … If I see one more person used the hackneyed "dough-eyed" pun I will personally go to their house and force-feed them an entire Charlotte Royale." -- Great British Bake Off runner up Ruby Tandoh speaks out against the sexist criticism aimed at the show's female contestants by people like tv chef Raymond Blanc.
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 4:08 AM on October 26, 2013 (68 comments)

Each week on our show we choose a theme...

Tomorrow, public radio show This American Life airs its 500th episode. Started in 1995 by Ira Glass, with the initial title Your Radio Playhouse, the show is a popular reference point here on the blue, covering everything from the minute goings-on of ordinary people, to allegedly unearthing the secret recipe for Coke, to the 2008 financial collapse. Ahead of the occasion, Ira Glass talked to Buzzfeed about the episodes that stand out in his mind.
posted to MetaFilter by dry white toast at 12:36 PM on July 11, 2013 (84 comments)

Metafilter doesn't do this well.

Much of the discussion about child abuse in this post is bothersome.
posted to MetaTalk by MisantropicPainforest at 12:43 PM on June 27, 2013 (121 comments)

"#1: I don't dress like anyone but myself. #2..."

In which Hart, a vlogger, responds to a question she is commonly asked: "If you love women so much, how come you don't dress like one?"
posted to MetaFilter by ocherdraco at 6:26 PM on June 23, 2013 (41 comments)

Cataloging the cats

I'd swear that a few years ago there was a post on the Blue that linked to a huge chart of cats, grouped by traits. I don't recall the purpose of the chart but I think it was more about inherited traits than, say, how cat shows group cats. Can anyone help track this down, or am I misremembering where I saw it? Thanks!
posted to MetaTalk by Room 641-A at 6:49 PM on June 9, 2013 (35 comments)

"There is no single way to sum up what it means to be a trans man."

The Test Shot is an online visual project that aims to document and celebrate the variety and strength of transmasculine style. Ballet dancing "princess boys", dapper transmen fresh out of a golden age musical, hipstery trans* boys, preppy boy dykes, and video journalists in traditional Pakistani menswear showcase the diversity in how people interpret and express their gender through their favorite clothing. Original Plumbing [warning: non-explicit ad for porn site] is the premier print magazine dedicated to the sexuality and culture of FTM trans guys. OP documents diversity within trans male lifestyles through photographic portraits and essays, personal narratives and interviews. Read an interview with the creators, Dr. T's medical advice column, or check out blog entries on living in an all-male dorm,, how to get into queer porn as a trans guy,, and deciding to carry a baby after transition..
posted to MetaFilter by Juliet Banana at 11:23 AM on June 10, 2013 (41 comments)

Finding Link on Women/Fear of Rape

I'm looking to find a link to a story or comment that I saw on MeFi sometime within the past few months. It was about the fact that women naturally live in fear of sexual assault because of the fact they are physically smaller and weaker and the way the parts fit. Something about how every strange man has the potential to hurt them and that that's just something men don't experience?
posted to MetaTalk by whitewall at 12:57 PM on June 4, 2013 (19 comments)

The Suicide Epidemic

Self-harm now takes more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Why are we killing ourselves, and how can we stop it?
Over the last five decades, millions of lives have been remade for the better. Yet within this brighter tomorrow, we suffer unprecedented despair. In a time defined by ever more social progress and astounding innovations, we have never been more burdened by sadness or more consumed by self-harm. And this may be only the beginning. If Joiner and others are right—and a landmark collection of studies suggests they are—we’ve reached the end of one order of human history and are at the beginning of a new order entirely, one beset by a whole lot of self-inflicted bloodshed, and a whole lot more to come.

posted to MetaFilter by the man of twists and turns at 7:59 AM on June 3, 2013 (129 comments)

Transcript on the right; annotation on the left.

Wikileaks responds with line by line refutation of the new documentary We Steal Secrets. {via}
posted to MetaFilter by dobbs at 11:06 AM on May 26, 2013 (114 comments)

Jobless, rudderless and miserable post-graduation.

I am utterly, terrifyingly directionless after I left grad school early for financial reasons--I'm jobless and clueless. How can I redirect myself and get back on track?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by flibbertigibbet at 6:04 PM on May 6, 2013 (14 comments)

Woody Allen Jesus Banned from TV Show

Tim Minchin's performance of Woody Allen Jesus won't now be seen on the big Christmas edition of the Jonathon Ross TV Show after ITV's director of TV banned it. According to him it was enjoyed by fellow guests including Tom Cruise. Lucliky, Tim already had a copy of the performance.
posted to MetaFilter by priorpark17 at 7:43 AM on December 22, 2011 (60 comments)

Any resources for meal ideas instead of just recipes?

So we clearly have the recipes question taken care of, but I need help with constructing meals.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by undercoverhuwaaah at 9:03 AM on May 13, 2013 (12 comments)

Probably more secure than the Drafts folder on a shared Gmail account

Today The New Yorker unveiled Strongbox, a service that allows sources to share information with TNY journalists securely and anonymously. As explained in this infographic, Strongbox relies on the Tor network, a dedicated server, PGP encryption, VPNs, and multiple laptops and thumb drives to prevent files from being intercepted or traced. The codebase, which is open source, was designed by the late Aaron Swartz (Previously). Kevin Poulsen, one of the organizers of the project, chronicles how Swartz developed the code and how the project managed to carry on after his death. TNY hopes that Strongbox will help the magazine continue its long tradition of investigative journalism.
posted to MetaFilter by Cash4Lead at 8:46 AM on May 15, 2013 (34 comments)

I was into MeTa before and after it was cool

This post is a pretty sharp piece on how the constructed media of hipsters ends up displacing more salient criticism (including a good line about how obsession with limning the "hipster" has removed "counter" from "counter-culture"). What's the discussion? Immediately, it starts out with the same old hipster tropes of MeFi with too many folks who clearly haven't read the fucking article.
posted to MetaTalk by klangklangston at 12:27 PM on May 13, 2013 (430 comments)

The moment has been prepared for.

Something is coming. Not Winter (well, yes, that), but the new half-series of Doctor Who. Here's the prequel to this weekend's episode: The Bells of St Johns. And here's what you really want: Madame Vastra, Jenny 'n' Strax The Sontaran in: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To London, Boy.
posted to MetaFilter by Mezentian at 4:11 AM on March 28, 2013 (171 comments)

Obama and Romney battle it out, rap style

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will have the final debate of the US Presidential race tonight. Yawning at the thought of a formulaic back and forth, while secretly hoping for a rap battle? Then look beneath the fold for examples of explicit lyrical parodies.
posted to MetaFilter by Brandon Blatcher at 2:56 PM on October 22, 2012 (4475 comments)

How to eat a full English breakfast

How to eat a full English breakfast (previously)
posted to MetaFilter by Trurl at 10:12 AM on May 5, 2012 (279 comments)

Tetris wasn't hard enough on its own

Tetris plus Minesweeper = Tetrisweeper. A moves left, D moves right, W and E rotate, S drops. Click to uncover, shift-click to flag. (SLFlash)
posted to MetaFilter by spitefulcrow at 9:58 PM on February 15, 2012 (39 comments)

The Brainstorming Myth

"The thing that distinguishes brainstorming from other types of group activity is the absence of criticism and negative feedback. If people were worried that their ideas might be ridiculed by the group, the process would fail." According to the technique's originator, Alex Osborn, "“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it in the bud.'" Brainstorming seems like a marvellous, feel-good way of creative problem-solving. But it doesn’t work.
posted to MetaFilter by storybored at 10:00 PM on February 21, 2012 (63 comments)

Essays on writing by various tv and movie writers

An essay by Bill Lawrence, creator of "Scrubs," on why he writes. It's part of a series: "Why We Write."
posted to MetaFilter by Tehanu at 2:23 PM on March 16, 2008 (28 comments)

Nitpick: It's "Lego" not "Legos", kthx

Why We Banned Legos - Exploring power, ownership, and equity in an early childhood classroom. National Review response. (via this post on Salon Broadsheet)
posted to MetaFilter by Melinika at 2:26 PM on April 3, 2007 (224 comments)

There once was a girl named Lenore

Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks , as brought to us by our very own Lore Sjöberg. English majors, begin your griping now.
posted to MetaFilter by SansPoint at 5:21 AM on July 23, 2007 (301 comments)

diachronic panposticon

Now you can use MeFi in the present and the past! jjwiseman made this cool thing.
posted to MetaTalk by threeants at 3:30 PM on May 3, 2013 (58 comments)
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