Love is a complex emotion that can be difficult to understand. Some people experience it at first sight, while others take much longer to develop those feelings. However, researchers have conducted studies and collected statistics that shed light on the average timeline for falling in love.
Just a bit more, you can already see the finishing line! Go! You’re drenched in sweat, but it was worth it! Ha, running the 5k everybody said you wouldn’t finish. You’ve proven all of them wrong! But now, all you can think of is a cold shower. It’s scorching hot outside. Not a great day for a run, but at least, it’s over.
Hey, can you speak up? I just ate an entire pizza! That’s because after eating a hearty meal, our hearing tends to be a bit less sharp. During digestion, most of our bloodstream is directed toward the stomach, which takes away a bit from all the other organs. So next time you want to go listen to your favorite band at a live concert, make sure to eat a lighter meal to keep your ears pitch perfect.
Many experts from different areas of the world are creating discoveries that can stun us to the core at how astonishing our planet and our bodies can be. According to research, there are about 2.5 million new scientific discoveries published every year. They never cease to open our eyes and help us look at the bigger picture, from discovering new planets to learning the latest news about our own anatomy.
Celebrities, like the rest of us, are human, and they too have their moments of awkwardness and humiliation. The major difference is that they are caught on video far more frequently. Whether it’s bad pitches, closet breakdowns, or on-stage performances, big stars have had their share of embarrassing moments.
We have a lot of expressions for our emotions — we’re hot-headed when we’re angry, we have a heavy heart when we’re sad, and sometimes we feel like bursting with joy. It turns out that there’s a scientific explanation behind all these phrases, and it has something to do with our feelings targeting certain parts of the body.
When starting to solve a puzzle or a riddle, we live for that moment when we’re able to say, “Aha!” The satisfaction and joy we feel are immense, and our brains brighten up like a yellow light bulb, like in cartoons. The adrenaline we feel helps us to see things that we would’ve otherwise missed if we weren’t so taken aback by our success.
Starting from embryos healing their mothers, to having a brain capacity that is equal to a 3 million-hour-long video. These are facts that might still be confusing to scientists but they can give us even more reasons to appreciate our body daily.
In general, people tend to think they can be in control of their own reactions. In this way, the reactions they show to others are the ones they consider most appropriate or convenient for any given moment. On the other hand, we can’t forget that there are other types of reactions that are involuntary, and as much as we want to control them, we simply cannot. This can be seen in the case of blushing, which is a spontaneous response that we can’t make appear on purpose, nor can we fake it — and it’s actually unique to human beings.
For people who have fears or phobias, psychologists now have a modern treatment in addition to psychotherapy. They use virtual reality to help people fight their anxiety. If you’re afraid of crowds, you will be placed in a virtual situation where you will be surrounded by people, and this will help you face your fears and overcome them.
When asked about their biggest regrets in life, old people mentioned not traveling enough and worrying too much about nothing. So it’s no wonder many seniors go out of their way to chase an adrenaline rush and try to have as many risky experiences as possible. Or, in some people’s cases, they’ve always been like that — effortlessly cool.
It’s very easy to confuse instincts with paranoia. This is probably why people often ignore their instincts — they don’t want to look weird in their own, or someone else’s, eyes. The people from today’s compilation relied on their instincts, and (spoiler alert) it was the right call.
Anger is not just screaming and being in a bad mood. There are 3 types of anger. And each of them has its own symptoms, which include, for example, self-blame, risk-taking behavior, false tearfulness and many others. Therefore, anger is not as simple as it may seem. And its influence on us can be much more serious than an argument and a spoiled evening. One of the side effects is excess weight gain.
If you feel a little down because you just broke your diet eating chocolate, go turn on the TV. Researchers at the University of Westminster have found a link between spikes in a person’s heart rate while watching a horror film and calorie loss.
Most of us are well aware that honey can be used to fight colds and moisturize our skin, but we may not be aware that scientists call it a superfood because of the many other properties it has that you may have never heard of. Combining it with food is tasty and healthy but if you consume just a spoonful of it before bed and let your body absorb all its goodness at night, you will be surprised by the wonders you’ll start seeing in your body.
Health experts say that drinking too much caffeine may be one of the possible reasons for irritability because this drink increases your production of adrenaline and makes you feel more alert. However, even without coffee, we can encounter infuriating things in our everyday life that we just can’t hold our annoyance back from.
In addition to a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, hormones might play a certain role in gaining weight. If you’ve been on one of the popular protein diets (meaning you eat only meat and have forgotten what carbs look like) for over a month now but your weight hasn’t changed, estrogen is probably to blame. In order to balance an excess of estrogen in your body, it’s recommended to minimize the consumption of products rich in protein.
There is a certain category of people who always seem to be looking for the next adrenaline buzz. They jump with parachutes, climb up mountains, and even mount the highest skyscrapers to take an amazing selfie.
Everyone occasionally feels under the weather. But if there is something that has constantly been bothering you for some time, you should take your health seriously. Perhaps it’s all about stress. Many doctors say that it can cause different diseases. Bright Side has chosen a few of the most popular symptoms that show your body is being affected by stress.