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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Prof Iterole
on Nov 19, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Given my investment in lenses, should I stay with Pentax or is now the time to switch to Nikon/Canon? [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Sick and tired of shaving! I'm going to get electrolysis. Here's the catch: I'm a guy. Anyone out there undergone the process before want to tell me what it's like? I imagine it's quite different for men rather than women as our beards are quite a bit coarser. [more inside]
posted by satyricaldude
on Nov 5, 2011 -
I have a painless bump on inside of lip? It has no head, it's not discolored, and is not filled with any kind of fluid. What IS it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 25, 2011 -
Ashamed of myself in so many ways--it's resulted in overeating, anxiety, low-self-esteem, body-image issues, and a lack of drive. How do I dig myself out of this rut? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 11, 2011 -