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What and where is a gut feeling?

Frequently on Askme people say to trust your gut or inner voice when it comes to relationships. What exactly does that feel like and how do you teach yourself that? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Feb 5, 2014 - 31 answers

How should people deal with screw-ups?

I am a recent law school grad, who went in with the intent of going into government/politics (i.e. not to be a lawyer) and was fortunate enough to find such a job. I did not want to take the bar, nor needed to, but decided to do so anyway because it seemed like I should (I know, terrible reason). I know for a fact that I have not studied enough and am going to fail. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Veet-suhl-zoot-ehn; high-falootin'.

What is this non-English, possibly German word? Sounds like veetsul zooten, means emotional from an impending change. [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Jan 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Feeling ignored by my loved ones.

How do I deal with feeling ignored? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Dec 25, 2012 - 19 answers

How does an anxious person learn to trust their instincts?

What are some good hacks for figuring out whether my feelings in a given situation are a result of unhealthy anxiety or healthy intuition? [more inside]
posted by rockpaperdynamite on Nov 25, 2012 - 12 answers

What is this strange feeling of cold I get in my chest?

What is this strange feeling of cold I get in my chest? [more inside]
posted by hoca efendi on Nov 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Waking up from emotional slumber

For most of my life I've been a bit of a cold self-interest-maximizing unfeeling robot. Lately I am feeling things and it's amazing. But it's hard to manage this and make sense of it. Has anyone been there? [more inside]
posted by anybodys on Jul 18, 2012 - 7 answers

I can't just stop thinking, though that would probably fix things.

Breaking out of habitually intellectualizating my feelings - I'm looking for a how-to guide of some sort. Preferably not all about mindfulness. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Why can I orgasm using my feet?

For as long as I can remember, I've been able to "orgasm" using my feet. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Mar 8, 2011 - 18 answers

That dirty feeling...

Say you wank a lot in a single session, so much so that you end up feeling kind dirty and icky. Do you know that feeling? I hope so, otherwise I'm a weirdo. Well I've been getting that feeling randomly throughout the day without a trigger that makes sense to me. What is it and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 13 answers

What sensual touch pleasures do you engage in as a single person? (Please keep it PG) Special snowflake single girl details...

What sensual touch pleasures do you engage in as a single person? (Please keep it PG) Special snowflake single girl details... [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Sep 28, 2010 - 34 answers

Feeling physically cold, temp is good

I have a friend who is cold all the time. He is 86 years old and has been cold for the past 5 years. His core body temperature is fine and he has gone to specialists (MD) to have this condition checked out and they have found nothing. My feeling is that it is psychological and not physical but don't want to discount that. He in not averse to going to an alternative medicine person and would just like to get past this. [more inside]
posted by aisleofview on Jul 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Vulnerable songs

What song(s) would you describe as "vulnerable"? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 31, 2009 - 110 answers

clingy women rule?

Is it possible to persuade my new girlfriend to be more clingy? Yeah, I know, strange... [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Dec 2, 2009 - 25 answers

I know you're there.

In the very beginning of Project Grizzly, Troy James Hurtubise talks about how he "could feel a presence that was looking straight at me." Feeling that someone is looking at you seems to be a pretty common human experience, although it's usually a person, not a bear. Is there any documentation about this experience, or research into in its source? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Nov 18, 2009 - 9 answers

It felt great until the tingly.

After ~20 minutes in a hot tub, I get an intensely uncomfortable tingling feeling in my arms and my face and feel very... woozy and unbalanced. What is going on, and is this normal? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Sep 1, 2009 - 13 answers

how did you feel when you turned 40?

How did you feel when you turned 40? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on May 24, 2009 - 30 answers

I don't read Chinese, but I do speak Science.

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of a bunch of organic molecules that represent positive traits, feelings, etc. More along the lines of serotonin representing happiness than ethanol or caffeine representing happiness. What are your ideas for emotions/ traits and their corresponding chemicals?
posted by i_am_a_fiesta on Feb 24, 2009 - 21 answers

Who put clorox in my food?

What is causing this? Sometimes I get a strange burning feeling (for lack of a better expression; it's kind of an acid burn sort of sensation) on the roof of my mouth sometimes when I put the first bite of the day in my mouth. It especially seems strong with bread, but has also happened with orange juice, milk and other things that seem to have no relation to each other. It subsides after about 15 minutes. Does anyone know what this is, or have had similar experiences? [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Jul 7, 2008 - 15 answers

Synonyms for the feeling after an all-nighter.

What's another word for the feeling you get after an all-nighter? It's not euphoria, giddiness, silliness, or simply high.. [more inside]
posted by hobbes on Apr 29, 2008 - 26 answers

How do I get feeling back in my hand after it fell asleep?

My arm fell asleep after I slept on it wrong, and a day later, my hand still feels funny. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 29, 2007 - 14 answers

Dealing with losing friends.

I'm being cut out by my "friends" and I need advice on how to feel less shitty about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2007 - 29 answers

Why does standing in front of an elevator give me vertigo?

Why does standing in front of an elevator give me weird vertigo? It's as though the floor were moving up and down slightly. Is it just my brain anticipating the elevator motion and landing? Or am I sensing vibrations in the floor? Or some sort of air pressure thing? Or something about a vertical line dominating my field of vision? It is really dizzying and odd. Am I insane?
posted by unknowncommand on Jan 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Is music a universal language?

Music and emotions [more inside]
posted by knave on Mar 20, 2006 - 19 answers

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