While self-expression through body art can be beautiful, sometimes challenging norms can invite criticism from those around us. 51-year-old Richard Huff, who calls himself an “ink addict” and has over 240 tattoos, opened up about being constantly called a bad parent and a “monster” by online trolls for being covered in tattoos.
Tattoos have always been a matter of disagreement, especially between different generations. But with time, people are becoming more open to body art. Melissa Sloan is a woman who experienced another side of body art attitude, and once she was even mistaken for a bank robber. Let’s see how this mom bravely copes with societal opinions and what she has to say about stereotypes.
Tattoos used to cause arguments, especially between different age groups. But things are changing, and people now like body art more. Melissa Sloan is a mom who had a funny experience because of her tattoos — someone thought she was a bank robber. Let’s find out how she deals with what others think and hear her thoughts on stereotypes.
Amy Winehouse was one of the most influential musicians of the 21st century. From her beehive hairstyle to her bold eyeliner and tattoos, Amy’s distinct look was as iconic. Her unique voice and raw, emotionally charged lyrics set her apart from her contemporaries and made her a standout in the music industry.
We know Matthew Perry from the famous sitcom, Friends, where he plays a funny, nice guy who’s always in a good mood. Real life, however, can be more dramatic and complicated, and in November, the actor shared his heartbreaking memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which is a literal confession.
People born between 1981 and 1996 are referred to as the Millennial generation, and they are frequently stereotyped as lazy and uninspired. Every generation has a tendency to look down on the generation that comes after them, so many have identified several millennial traits, both positive and negative, that they believe are typical of Generation Y.
We get so invested in our relationships that we start losing our own identity bit by bit without even noticing. And after years of tumultuous romances and marriages, Demi Moore finally realized that in order to give love to another person, she needs to fully love herself first and never let go of her own desires. Today, at 59, she was struck by Cupid again, and this time, the actress will do things differently.
It’s no secret that many great movies start out as books. Some captivate and get you gripped to such a point that you might be reading for hours on end without even noticing the time. When you’re gripped, you get in a zone; that’s when you know you’ve got a great book in your hands! We at Bright Side are big book nerds, and today, we’ve gathered a list of 20 books that will get you so addicted that you will finish them in no time. Let’s get straight to it!
Although maintaining a fulfilling relationship sometimes calls for hard work, all of us strive to enjoy the blissful moments that love has to offer. According to science, being in love may be extremely rewarding — not only emotionally, but also physically. It has the ability to alleviate stress, reduce pain, heal wounds, and a plethora of other unexpected “side effects.”
We often admire celebrity men for their success, wealth, power, and good looks. But there are some of them who should be admired for their long-lasting dedication to their significant others. Oftentimes, especially in show business, romances and marriages end too soon, leaving fans wondering if true love really exists. Luckily, there are some outstanding examples who have stood by their partners through thick and thin, and are continuing to grow stronger as time goes by.
For many people, Home Alone is strongly associated with the Christmas holidays. Yes, we love watching the smart boy, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, trick the bad guys over and over again. But the life of the actor himself wasn’t as happy as the film’s story — the role of Kevin made him popular but it also brought him lots of trouble.
When we’re given a riddle, it is only natural to feel excited to try and solve it. After all, that’s what the fun’s all about. Riddles are pleasant games that awaken interest in those who try to solve them. And when you manage to get the answers quickly, getting them right feels so good that, for some people, it even becomes somewhat of an addiction.
Women spend an average of 600 minutes on a cell phone every day, compared to 459 minutes for men, a study says. This time is usually spent on work-related tasks (like sending e-mails) as well as social media surfing. However, this is not just about the numbers — in fact, phone usage can reveal a lot about your personality.
Society has a lot of stereotypes and prejudices about love. As a result people often feel pressured to stay in a relationship, even if they aren’t satisfied with it, and feel guilty for being single. But don’t forget that you can be alone but not lonely. Being in a committed relationship with yourself actually has many benefits.
Los Angeles-based stylist Jason Schneidman is doing some very noble work. Several times a month, he visits the city’s most deprived areas, finds homeless people, and transforms them using all of his skills. Today, Jason is a successful barber, but this was not always the case. In one of his videos, while giving a haircut to a homeless man, the stylist tells him about his own brushes with addiction, which left him seriously in debt and suffering from weight loss. Fortunately, Jason managed to change his life completely, pulling himself back from the brink.
A woman in the USA got a $200 fine for applying lip balm at a red light. We’re writing this while applying our lip balm for the fifth time today, and it’s not even time for brunch yet. Some of us might be using lip balm daily without even knowing what the effects of lip balm over-use can have on our lips. Bright Side compiled a list of things that happen when we use lip balm too often. As a bonus, we’ve added a nice DIY recipe you can easily make at home.
Smartphones have practically become an extension of our hands. Although having our cellphones may seem very convenient, we face the issue of addiction. There is even an estimate that says we spend over a day a week on our phones. This addiction can even be translated into actual injuries. We at Bright Side want to keep you safe from hurting yourself while using your smartphone. To understand what these injuries are and figure out how to avoid them, keep on reading.
Perhaps, all of us have been in situations where we just wanted to give up. Parting with the love of your life, betrayal, job loss — all of them are unsettling. It’s hard to overcome them, but difficulties make us stronger, even if this sounds like a cliché. Because there is nothing in this world we can’t cope with.
A lot of us are addicted to our smartphones, according to a recent survey, and it may not be as harmless as it sounds. If you’re someone who simply can’t go to the bathroom without your cell, there are some risks you ought to consider. Not only can it be harmful for our health, but it also impacts our minds and how well we work.
All children break the rules. They test the world this way and try to find the boundaries they can’t cross. Most children’s whims and mischief are a natural learning process. However, there are moments when a child’s seemingly harmless behavior can signify something more serious.
According to a report, American teenagers use devices for 7 hours a day on average. And that’s not including time for homework or school. So it’s no surprise that lots of parents are concerned. And the fact that children get angry when moms and dads try to improve the situation makes matters even more difficult.
There are parents who strive to raise the perfect daughter. One who is respectful, kind, and who takes on the role of the “ideal girl,” as society dictates. But training her to be that faultless person throughout her life can work against your favor and have devastating and even harmful results.
Psychologists say that dyeing your hair can become very addicting. The reason for that is a deep-rooted desire in women to break their usual routine. While we mostly have to stick to our daily habits, our hair is the perfect area to exercise our personal freedom. In addition, colorful hair is an effective way to establish yourself as a risk-taker or a creative soul.
Do you also have a favorite cup that makes tea tastier? And do you prefer taking things with your right hand (if you are a righty)? You have probably never thought that even the most ordinary actions are not just habits, but the tricks of our mind. If you want to know about the origin of these phenomena and also why you like to procrastinate before important events, read our article. All the answers are here.
Cuddling doesn’t just show your ability to sympathize, it also lowers your level of stress hormones, some researchers say. Besides, if your cholesterol is high, hugging helps to balance it. But there is one more thing. It can actually be addictive.
In any relationship, we need to see if the people around us are good or toxic. When there are actual problems within the family, it can be hard to see. Salvador Minuchin, a family therapist, suggests that a healthy family is one that can handle problems. And this depends on whether the proper boundaries have been established within the family. When the gap between parents and children becomes too small or too big, the family type becomes hazardous to everyone involved.
Being in love is so powerful that it can make your heartbeat synchronize with your partner’s, ease the pain in your body just by hugging, and relieve stress just by looking at a picture of your loved one. Falling in love is addicting and it can make us crazy. And all this chemistry turns into precious moments like joking with each other, dressing up, cooking, and supporting one another.
In the 2000s, Tobey Maguire used to be the toast of Hollywood and one of the highest-paid actors of the decade. However, in just a few years, his career nosedived and Tobey ended up on the outskirts of movieland. So what exactly happened to everyone’s favorite Spider-Man?
The people in this article all had different problems with the same goal: change something and become a better version of themselves. Some of them wanted to gain weight or stop an addiction, while others just wanted to change their image. And even though it took a lot of time and effort to make such changes, all of them went through a huge transformation.
If you’re just realizing you spent 30 minutes looking at pictures of baby animals, just know it’s totally normal. We’re so drawn to precious creatures that just by looking at them, our brain releases dopamine, the same chemical you produce when you fall in love. You could even say it’s a bit addictive. So let us feed your addiction to these cute, cuddly animals right away!
Humankind has been trying to solve the mystery of dreams for as long as they’ve existed. Today there is even a special discipline in the study of dreams called oneirology. Those who prefer the esoteric side of things over science love to interpret their dreams according to various dream books and believe that they can predict the future. But psychologists think that dreams accurately reflect our current condition and that our subconscious tries to tell us something important via dreams from time to time.
When you start dating, you believe that your partner is perfect, but when this romantic period ends, you see their true nature that you may not be able to handle. As a rule, these people don’t like their complicated character either, but they can’t do anything about it.
Pawel Kuczynski is believed to be one of the best caricature artists in the world. In his works, he illustrates the modern problems such as being addicted to devices, violence, and politics. Pawel creates his masterpieces with watercolors and colored chalk. The artist has a lot of fans all around the world and he has more than 500,000 subscribers of his official group.
American scientists found out that sugar is not as dangerous for our health as we think. More than that, a small amount of sugar is even necessary for our body to function properly. But we often eat too much ice cream, chocolate, cheesecake, and other tasty food. As a result, we gain extra weight, get early wrinkles, have acne, and get even more serious health problems.
We all know that alcohol and drugs affect our health and psychological condition negatively. However, very often, this knowledge alone is not enough to fight those bad habits. The characters of our compilation today are not on the list of the weak — they managed to find the strength within themselves to change for the better and to chose life without addiction. Just look at how noticeable the changes in their appearance and mentality are!
Let's say you've just met each other and decide to go on a first date. There is no doubt that you want to know more about this person, but there are things that you can't ask directly. Some psychologists say that it's possible to draw conclusions about a person's character and intentions by simply paying attention to small details.