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Simple and practical steps to regain a sense of wonder and possibility

I was reflecting last week on how I felt last time I fell in love. Aside from a motherload of the strong feelings for the other person, I remember a strong sense of wonder and possibility. I'd like to feel this way again - but without the need to fall in love with someone. [more inside]
posted by Gwendoline Mary on Oct 22, 2014 - 16 answers

How to make sense of this body language?

I'm in a situation at work where I am picking up signals from a colleague that he is interested in me. I have come to return his interest. But I am single and as far as I can tell, he is not. So I wonder how to interpret his behavior: is he doing it unwittingly? Unintentionally? If intentionally, why? [more inside]
posted by macinchik on Sep 7, 2014 - 28 answers

Dating, obsessing, and more...what is wrong with me

Is there something wrong with me? I haven't steadily dated in the last fourteen years since my divorce (I'm 44)...found someone but I am ruining already. [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Aug 3, 2014 - 14 answers

What makes someone unattractive?

I'm a young woman without much luck in romantic relationships. I think I may have a problem with my behavior and body language because I'm introverted and I'd like to understand it and maybe gain some control over it. [more inside]
posted by poilkj on Jul 11, 2014 - 28 answers

Help me buy underwear (post-baby body edition)

I need underpants that fit my post-baby hips, thighs, and belly flop and do not ride up. Tell me what to buy, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Advice about a poor body image and low self-esteem

As I am now in a relationship and have some money, I have been looking at taking mixed martial arts classes and/or kickboxing classes, but I feel compelled to take these classes regardless of whether nor not I like them. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Jun 22, 2014 - 48 answers

Learning About Ableism

I'm interested in knowing more about ableism (its central theories, history, politics, etc). Frankly, I'm very ignorant of the subject at present. I've tried researching on my own, but have come up nearly empty in terms of finding thorough sites, blogs, books -- anything, really. Disability rights is also something I'd like to learn about, though I'm so ignorant of that subject as well that I'm not sure of the overlap between that and ableism. [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jun 12, 2014 - 14 answers

Everything that kills me makes me feel like poop

Over the past 6-8 months, I've fallen into a lot of bad habits that affect how I feel in my body. I want to improve, but there is so much that needs improving that I'm not sure where or how to start, and I don't have a lot of motivation. How do I begin to turn things around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2014 - 24 answers

Lady champions

In what sports (especially endurance sports) do women perform better than men? And biomechanically speaking, why? [more inside]
posted by mermily on May 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Vitamins + thyroid

Why am I getting this medical effect from vitamin pills, and should i be worried? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 10, 2014 - 13 answers

What does my body do with the water I drink?

What happens to the drinking water I swallow? All I know is that it goes down my throat to my stomach, and then my body does its thing. Can you go into greater detail for me? For example: What positive effects does the water I drink have on my mouth, my throat, my stomach and other parts of my body? How does the stomach process the water? Where does the water go after my stomach? How does what's in the water get from my stomach to the necessary parts of my body? What's in water that my body needs? What parts of my body benefit the most from the water I drink? Feel free to answer other relevant questions that I've overlooked.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 24, 2014 - 9 answers

What can a customer do?

I placed an order on The Body Shop's website on Dec. 1 for cyber monday. There was some issue with shipping (where the courier company was given insufficient information, and never delivered and instead returned the package), and I never got the package that I had paid for. I have called, emailed, and tried numerous time to get in touch with a customer service person. I was on hold for more than half an hour each time, and no representative ever responded to my email. I am infuriated now-- they charged my credit card. What options do I have at this point? What can I do? I want either a refund or my order. I don't care which. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Dec 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Brain and body not both in love, makes me feel bad

I have been dating a woman for just under six months that I met unexpectedly when visiting another city. She is almost perfect: smart,funny, sassy, intellectually stimulating, kind, attentive, independently minded, socially aware, positive, sociable, generous, emotionally strong and sensitive, likes and wants to have children, easy going and has great friends. She dresses well and is pretty, has a lovely smile and is healthful. We enjoy straightforward communication and are open and honest with each other. I am not very physically attracted to her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2013 - 25 answers

Can we ever see eye to eye? Body language idioms, please.

Trying to think of idioms / phrases that relate to body language, rather than just body parts. One example could be "to raise eyebrows". There must be others, but the web mostly came up with things like "in one ear and out the other", which isn't quite what I wanted. Suggestions appreciated.
posted by Prof Iterole on Nov 19, 2013 - 28 answers

Make Me Fancy.

For a bunch of reasons (some good, some bad) I have the next two and half months totally free. I don't have to do a thing, I have no reason to make any more money and I've got oceans of time, a nest egg of savings, and a gym membership. Previous times like this I've focused on making my skill-set or apartment better/fancier, but now I want to focus on myself. No creative projects, no learning and growing, just pure, unabashed vanity. What can I do in two and half months to get all kinds of pretty? Ideally during the day. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 9, 2013 - 27 answers

I celebrate the me yet to come

Every year my boyfriend and I make up a theme for our resolution for the year. 2014 is going to be "I Sing The Body Electric." We then do things along this theme. The idea for 2014 is that we make our bodies feel awesome, inside and out. What fun and transformative things should we do? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Nov 2, 2013 - 25 answers

Fun/rewarding exercise with a focus on controlled movement?

I've never thought of myself as being in good shape, but lately I've noticed that I'm not just weak or slow, I'm also pretty uncoordinated. Now that I see it just I keep seeing it everywhere in my life, and it really bothers me. My movements are pretty twitchy and momentum-based, rather than being deliberate, something I could stop in the middle of at any moment. I want to fix this. When I think of activities that could help me develop that kind of control, I think of like martial arts, or yoga, or something, but I don't really know. I'd love to hear some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by a birds on Nov 1, 2013 - 16 answers

I'm too lazy to shave every day....Solutions?

We can put a man on the moon. We can turn a woman into a man and a man into a woman. We can create computers that are smarter than us. We know what the middle of the earth looks like...And so on and so on and so on...... We are a pretty much technology advanced race of humans. How close are we to inventing a 'Nair' like product for the head? I'm bald and a bit lazy and tired of the routine of shaving my head 3x a week to maintain an appearance that isn't so 'gruff'. My wife likes me smooth! Every hair removal product I read of is not recommended for the head, because our skin on top is too thin and the hair removal chemicals could do more damage then good. So anyway, is there a solution on the horizon? Any miracle head hair removal gel, cream, mist coming out soon? Life must be pretty good if this is what concerns me at the moment...... Humor me?
posted by TwilightKid on Oct 4, 2013 - 16 answers

How to overcome insecurity about my body?

Lately I have been feeling insecure with my body and how I look. I've always hated how I look and my body, but now that I am in a committed relationship with a woman, I feel like there is this added stress of what she thinks of me too. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Sep 6, 2013 - 18 answers

What are some surprising suggestions for better health?

What are some health tips you've recently heard that surprised you? I'm making a list, aiming to get one that corresponds to each body part. For example, for the eyes- wearing blue-tinted sunglasses when on the computer at night to have less exposure to light and therefore better sleep. Any ideas?
posted by three_red_balloons on Aug 29, 2013 - 27 answers

App for Body Weight Exercises?

I've just re-taken up running (well, walking still at this point) and I want to use my off days for basic strength training. Is there an app that will help with this? [more inside]
posted by China Grover on Aug 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Can you help me find a moisturizing body wash that actually moisturizes?

Looking for a body wash that accomplishes the same as a salt/oil scrub but without the exfoliating. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno on Jul 26, 2013 - 20 answers

Best "how my body works" for girls?

I'd like to get my soon-to-be-8 year old a book about "how her body works" etc. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Jul 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Quotes about secrets and confessions

Do you know any great quote about secrets and confessions? Something about bearing one's innermost thoughts and feelings to people? I would love it if the quote focused on a corporal approach to the confession metaphor, something like "giving one's heart away" or "bearing one's gut for all to see", ...
posted by omar.a on Jun 22, 2013 - 7 answers

What to do with this body?

Let's say you drop-in to visit an older loved one, and find them dead... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on May 22, 2013 - 28 answers

I need medical care and I'm too ashamed to go to the doctor.

I need to go to the doctor, but intense shame is keeping me from seeking help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2013 - 46 answers

I'm a transgender version of Anne Rice's Claudia.

I am in my early thirties, identify as agendered and my body dysphoria is getting worse and worse. Is it worth transitioning if I know for sure I'll never have a body that feels right for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2013 - 30 answers

A lady with hairy arms

How can I not be self-conscious about the hair on my arms? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Feb 22, 2013 - 57 answers

This art should communicate metaphorical bear, not literal bear

How do I improve this piece of artwork that I made out of my body hair? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jan 10, 2013 - 18 answers

Help my younger cousin learn to love her skin.

How can I help my adopted cousin learn to love her skin? Have you been part of a transracial family? What did you find helpful or comforting? [more inside]
posted by turniphead on Dec 17, 2012 - 15 answers

showering after gym?

Mr. Lasamana and I have a teenage son who likes to work out. The problem? Son 16 yrs doesn’t like to shower afterwards - eewww. [more inside]
posted by lasamana on Dec 11, 2012 - 36 answers

Lower... lower... higher... left... OTHER left... MY left... lower...

Random thought/Someone must have made this question: Anyone know of an online site that allows you to map out areas on a (3D or 2D) human model as "hot" or "cold"? I'm thinking of something that would allow people to map out their erogenous zones as they know them or discover them. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Apricot moisturizers?

Where can I find natural apricot moisturizer and/or soap? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Oct 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

All the King's horses and all the King's men

Suppose there is a person who was broken into many pieces. Scientists can look at bones and say where on the body they came from. Can they do the same for pieces of flesh and muscle? [more inside]
posted by bugmuncher on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Roses.

Help me find a rose-scented body wash from my Parisian past! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Can someone give me an estimate of how long food takes to go through your digestive system.

Can someone give me an estimate of how long food takes to go through your digestive system. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Jul 21, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I feel happy about being a skinny male (125 pounds, 6 feet tall) when I have never felt comfortable in my own skin?

How can I feel happy about being a skinny male (125 pounds, 6 feet tall) when I have never felt comfortable in my own skin? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jul 13, 2012 - 19 answers

How does a body look after two decades in a freezer?

CSI-filter: I'm writing a short story about the Mob and about a body that's been in a basement freezer for 20 years. I have some questions for anyone who might be in a position to know about these things. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Why did the human body evolve to crave nicotine?

Why did the human body evolve to crave nicotine? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jun 17, 2012 - 16 answers

Why does it hurt when I'm sad?

What is the unpleasant physical sensation I sometimes get when I am profoundly sad? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 11, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I help my smart, shy 9 year old daughter with issues related to body image, bullying, and (possibly) depression?

My wife and I are trying to help our oldest child with some issues that have been around for a while, but have intensified this year. [more inside]
posted by dudeman on Jun 5, 2012 - 54 answers

Chasing the Green Fairy

Help me track down a blog (from maybe 10 years ago) where - if memory serves - the author posted feminist pieces and talked openly about her voluntary sterilisation in her 20s. I vaguely recall that the poster's handle was "Green"-something along the lines of GreenFairy (but not 100% sure on that either).
posted by kreestar on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me fix my old lady knees.

How can I strengthen my knees? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

How to sprite a back

Web design question about using the CSS Sprite technique for speeding up page loads, but while hiding part of the background. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Apr 4, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I tell what my body is doing while it's doing it?

Ways to increase my kinesthetic awareness and proprioception? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on Mar 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Not the same kind of cramps!

Why do I experience stomach/intestinal issues during my period? Those systems aren't connected! (Brief discussion of bodily functions contained within.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 - 30 answers

Rescuing body lotion that's no longer emulsified?

Is there a way to restore body lotion to an emulsified state? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

do not buy your beer in the hood

The door on my crappy car got bent. It no longer makes a tight seal, and it is supposed to rain heavily for the next few days. Can I bend it back? [more inside]
posted by k8oglyph on Mar 13, 2012 - 7 answers

How to do I clear up a post-cold congestion/phlegm?

I've actually had this problem for awhile. I usually wake up in the mornings with congestion mostly a lot of phlegm. I have to clear my throat numerous times, blow my nose, etc. The phlegm is clear, no discoloration. Clogs most in my throat so I almost have to make a hacking sound to bring up the phlegm. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Mar 5, 2012 - 19 answers

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