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Help me stop becoming a man-hater/bitter ice queen

I used to be a soft, sensitive, hopeful young woman but too many knocks is making me feel hard, and it shows. I am too young to feel this way, help me figure out new thought processes to prevent this from getting worse. [more inside]
posted by DeadFlagBlues on Jun 6, 2014 - 21 answers

My twenties are wasting away and I'm unhappy, how can I be happier?

I'm almost 26, and I don't have the relationship I wanted to have my this age. Being single is starting to feel like a waste of life, and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Apr 11, 2014 - 82 answers

Can I put something bad-tasting on my hands to discourage bitey cat?

I have an adult (5ish years old) foster cat who is very friendly and mostly trusts us (we've had her for over 2 years now). She's very loving but is very much her own cat, and would prefer her space be respected at times. I'd like for her to express her moods in non-biting ways. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Bitter about carrots

I made some carrot soup. It has a slightly bitter after taste. Why is that, and can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Feb 5, 2013 - 18 answers

Maitake mushrooms turning unpleasantly bitter?

I made a pilaf with young hen-of-the-woods/maitake mushrooms on Monday night. It was delicious. This morning I nuked some leftovers for breakfast (it's been refrigerated for the past 36 hrs), and the mushroom pieces are now shockingly bitter. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Jan 9, 2013 - 9 answers

What to do with unripe apricots

A friend helpfully picked all my apricots for me, many of which are absolutely green. Is there any way to ripen them? If not, is there any way to use them?
posted by Joe in Australia on Dec 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Bitter aftertaste in apple butter?

I just made a large batch of apple butter (~8 pecks) in a giant uncoated copper kettle, cooked on top of a wood fire for the better part of the day. The texture is great, but there is a bitter aftertaste (stronger in some parts, like those from the side of the pot, than others) that slightly worries me — what could have caused it, and is it plausibly safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Nov 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Homemade applesauce too bitter

How to fix bitter taste in homemade applesauce? [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Nov 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you recommend a non-sweet lozenge/hard candy?

Can you recommend a non-sweet lozenge/hard candy? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on May 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Should I give up on friendship?

I am angry at everyone who tries to be friendly with me because of a repeated thing that has happened to me socially and with my family as well. I really don't want to become bitter and friendless but I either feel like I'm putting on an act or I get angry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 - 19 answers

VDAY COOKIES

if you were a truthful, demanding, or bitter valentines day cookie what would you say? [more inside]
posted by misformiche on Jan 16, 2012 - 56 answers

Remind me how to be kind again.

Remind me how to be kind again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2011 - 42 answers

Tasty coffee-tasting coffee substitute?

I can't really drink coffee (stomach issues) but love the bitter flavor, so I'm looking for recommendations for good coffee substitutes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2010 - 24 answers

How do I rid myself of a bitter "fuck you" attitude I'm now feeling towards ANY future employer?

I am bitter towards companies in general, and that's not a useful attitude to have as (hopefully) a round of January interviews approach. Help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Where can I find Emu Bitter beer for my grandparents?

Where can I buy Emu Bitter beer in the US? It's made by Nathan Lion, the same brewery that makes Steinlager. I'm willing to drive anywhere in AZ, NH, or NE, although I would prefer mail order delivery. [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Dec 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Give us a soundtrack for our walk away from the apocalypse

I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 2, 2008 - 41 answers

Learning How to Like Coffee, and How to Like Beer

There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 15, 2008 - 56 answers

Ideas to cut the bitter taste of orange rinds

I LOVE my new juicer but the oranges betray me. [more inside]
posted by smallstatic on May 27, 2008 - 7 answers

This flu tastes terrrible

I am on the trailing edge of a bout of flu, and I have a persistent bitter taste when I drink any fluids. Doesn't seem to be there when I eat things, only drink them. Has anyone else experienced this? When do I get my taste-buds back?
posted by mzurer on Jan 26, 2008 - 9 answers

My bleeding heart is shriveling up

So I moved to Brooklyn, landed a great magazine internship in the city, and seem to be on the right track professionally. One problem: I'm restless and want to leave NYC. Will I sabotage my future as a magazine journalist by leaving Manhattan, the mecca of magazines? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 28, 2007 - 20 answers

Life gave me bitter lemonade...now what?

Why is my lemonade turning bitter? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Aug 1, 2007 - 18 answers

I hate you.

What do you do when you're stuck in a persistive state of misanthropy? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Mar 6, 2006 - 44 answers

Anit-love-song mixtape

Love-sucks-anti-Valentine's-Day-Filter: Help me make a mix of anti-love songs. Visualize a mix you might give your ex after a really, really nasty break-up. Something that says "F0ck you, I hate you, and every second we were together was torture, you evil witch," with every song. Maybe starting with OMD's "If You Leave," and getting nastier from there. [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Feb 14, 2006 - 115 answers

Why do I hate beer?

I hate beer. What's wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Aug 31, 2005 - 51 answers

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