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gmatoy

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Other web sites
« on: Yesterday at 05:52:03 PM »
I'm wondering if there are any other web sites that some of you could recommend. Sometimes I get all caught up on Ehell and I'd like to have some where else to go. Any suggestions? (I sew and cook so those would be some ideas.)

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #1 on: Today at 01:04:06 AM »
I like cakewrecks and Epbot. Both blogs are written by Jen Yates and Epbot has some great crafty stuff.
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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:40:05 AM »
Recently I re-installed the StumbleUpon toolbar into Google Chrome because I found myself with a spare hour, child-free, and wanted some stuff to do.
Killed the hour very effectively. And the next four or so as well. And I've been using it a LOT ever since. You give sites thumbs up and down and put your interests in, and it doesn't take long before it's pretty much guiding you right to places on the web that you enjoy.
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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:13:46 AM »
For information or just fun mindless browsing:

http://mentalfloss.com/ <-- collection of random trivia and interesting short articles

http://longform.org/  <-- collection of long pieces of writing (nonfiction) across mutliple subjects from various major publications

http://listverse.com/  <-- collection of very random top 10 lists across huge range of subjects. Sometimes a little factually wobbly, but still very interesting

http://themetapicture.com/  <-- thousands of pages of pretty/funny/cute images

The Smithsonian has some great online article archives:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/?no-ist

Thousans of horrible cakes with great commentary:
http://www.cakewrecks.com/

Passive Aggressive notes:
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

Some incredibly good advice about all sorts of various subject (the comments are moderated, so I suggest you read them as well)
http://captainawkward.com/

Competative anecdotal story telling (go to the bottom of the comments for each page, click View All Comments, because there is some great stuff hidden down below the top comments section):
http://jezebel.com/tag/pissing-contest

Stories of terrible dates:
http://www.abadcaseofthedates.com/

If you like crowdsourced horror/humour fiction:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/top-rated-pages  <-- collectively written short stories about mythical monsters and creatures. Some are pure comedy gold, some are just deeeeeply creepy

Lots of potentially useful articles:
http://lifehacker.com/

Say goodbye to your life (search for your favourite tv shows or movies and get lost in hours of clicking):
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage


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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #4 on: Today at 07:48:41 AM »
don't say i didn't warn you (I 've personally wasted a LOT of hours on these two):
cakewrecks - really funny, 'professional' cakes gone sadly wrong
notalwaysright - work related stories. some are really really funny, some are just meh.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:08:26 AM »
If you're a "foodie," http://chowhound.chow.com/boards has loads of food-themed discussion boards, including home cooking and food etiquette discussions.
previouslytv.com has "Food" as one of its off-topic discussions, plus boards for many TV shows, movies, and theater. It replaced televisionwithoutpity.com for pop culture discussions.
snopes.com is an Urban Legends site that refutes or affirms various tales you've probably heard at some point. They have discussion boards, too.  Prepare to spend hours on your first visit.
I don't go to epicurious.com as often now that so many other recipe sites with comments on the recipes have come up, but it's still fun for an occasional read.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:50:49 AM »
If you enjoy all things food, check out this one - http://www.seriouseats.com/ .

And for something to drink with the food - http://www.tastings.com/ .

A fashion blog that might give you inspiration for a sewing project - http://streetpeeper.com/ .

Gardening inspiration - http://www.deborahsilver.com/blog/ and http://www.gardenista.com/ - the second one has some cooking and eating posts as well.

Tutorials on how to do anything - http://www.howcast.com/ .

Lifestyle blog with focus on food - http://sousstyle.com/ .
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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:31:53 AM »
Some incredibly good advice about all sorts of various subject (the comments are moderated, so I suggest you read them as well)
http://captainawkward.com/

Thank you so much for this!!!

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:46:10 PM »
My fave kitchen blog ever: smittenkitchen.com

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:05:41 PM »
If you're not offended by occasionally salty language, I moderate over here and love it:

www.customerssuck.com

It's also a bit of a bonus if you work in (or have worked in) any kind of customer service capacity.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:12:50 PM »
If you're not offended by occasionally salty language, I moderate over here and love it:

www.customerssuck.com

It's also a bit of a bonus if you work in (or have worked in) any kind of customer service capacity.

You moderate there?! Awesome. I love Customers suck.

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #11 on: Today at 04:22:06 PM »
My fave kitchen blog ever: smittenkitchen.com

i bought their book last week :)  darn pinterest and fb showing me all these lovely ideas!!


i like wandering through 9gag, not always polite but mostly very funny

retailhell.com appeals to the tired shopworker part of me :) 

motherinlawstories.com  is chock full of good and bad stories, and some that make you want to rescue the writer (taken with a pinch of salt but we all know someone who could be That Mil)

and of course the Pottermore site :) sooo much geekery!

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #12 on: Today at 05:39:11 PM »
Thank you for all of the lovely suggestions! I know if I have time, I will be able to keep myself entertained. Again, my thanks!

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Re: Other web sites
« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:02:39 PM »
I think it was Magician5 that recommended to me recently: www.consumerist.com