In the past, experts advised dividing your age by two and adding seven to get the minimum acceptable age of a partner. Now, they say that this formula is outdated. Each individual couple is unique, so that the age difference can vary. We found stories of people with firsthand experience of relationships where one partner is significantly older than the other.
Some people just can’t seem to get a break. It’s like they’re playing a never-ending game of bad luck tag. From finding a huge insect on their toilet paper to getting the completely wrong order, their life feels like a series of funny mishaps. But they don’t let it get them down — they keep rolling with the punches and finding the humor in the chaos. It just goes to show that a positive attitude can beat even the worst streaks of bad luck.
Regardless of our differences, there are certain experiences that resonate with many of us. Although anger and annoyance are generally seen as negative emotions, many people actually find solace in experiencing them. It could be the reason why we enjoy sharing tales of our misfortune and bad luck online.
Austria, located in the heart of Europe, remains a perennial favorite among tourists. Its magnetic allure attracts visitors from far and wide, seeking to explore renowned ski resorts and immerse themselves in its abundant historical and cultural treasures. The captivating landscapes of Austria never fail to inspire, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to experience them. Once enchanted by its beauty, it is no wonder that visitors yearn to return to Austria time and time again, drawn by its irresistible charm.
Are you going through an unlucky streak in life? While tragic events can occur from time to time, some people may feel like they are particularly unlucky. It’s easy to wonder what they did to deserve such bad luck. But, it’s also important to remember that tomorrow is another day, and things can always get better.
In Thailand, many barbershops and salons close on Wednesdays due to a common superstition that cutting hair on that day brings bad luck. Despite this belief, a hair transformation can still give you a fresh new look or even a new identity. Get inspired by these celebrities who have debuted their new looks for the new year, and consider trying out a new hairstyle yourself.
Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but not many people know that Titanic had two sister ships and that on the night of its sinking, one of them was rushing to help, but didn’t make it in time. Bad luck seemed to follow the trio of ships, but each one of them had glorious moments that live in the minds of those who sailed in them. Keep on watching to discover a story of awe, ingenuity, and ill-fate. And don’t forget to click the subscribe button and turn notifications on to join us on the Bright Side of life!
One of the most common and ancient Japanese beliefs, called Shinto beliefs, states that every aspect of nature has a soul. From mountains and rivers to rocks and leaves — each object has a living essence, and that essence is acknowledged and respected.
You know those days when nothing seems to be going right, and it’s like the entire world is against you. Well, no matter how hard it gets, you should always remember that bad luck doesn’t last forever, and you can always start fresh the next day. And even if it’s hard to admit, there’s some comfort in the fact that there are other folks out there who have it even worse than us. Scroll down to see a collection of unfortunate situations that will make you feel bad for the person (and perhaps better about your own misfortune).
While most of us have the occasional bad day when nothing seems to go right for us, some people have an ability to find trouble no matter what. But the string of bad luck often provides these people with an uncanny ability to turn even the worst of situations into something to laugh at. These 15 people were certainly not having their favorite day, but chose to share it with us for a chuckle.
At any given moment, a great day can turn sour due to a totally unexpected event. And although we all dread facing bad luck, we have to remind ourselves that any unfortunate situation is temporary and it will soon pass. This is why it’s better to just ignore it, or even better, to look at the bright side of misfortune and turn it into a sarcastic story that will give us a good laugh whenever we remember it.
Even in the 21st century, there are people who still believe in superstitions. For example, in some countries, a black cat passing in front of a person is a sign of bad luck and seeing a snake is considered good luck. No matter what you believe and what actually happens to you, the most important thing is to see everything in an optimistic and positive way, just like the people in our article did.
Bad luck is a tricky thing. We could be doing nothing special and just minding our own business, when all sorts of misfortune can strike. But it’s comforting to know that bad luck is a universal concept and that we’re not alone. Here are 15 pictures that capture the feeling of misfortune better than anything else.
There are 2 ways we could approach our bad luck: we can either let it annoy and anger us, or we can accept it as a natural part of life. After all, any uncomfortable situation we encounter is temporary and will pass at some point, so it’s better not to let it ruin our precious time. And some people even turn their misfortunes into sarcastic stories they can laugh at with their friends or share online with millions of people.
It seems that the universe loves to show its sarcastic side and play some tricks on us every once in a while. But instead of feeling amused, chances are that we’ll get annoyed, frustrated, or straight-up angry when our bad luck suddenly appears. But we should keep in mind that even the most unfortunate situations are temporary, and it’s better to keep a smile on our face instead of allowing a bad event to ruin our entire day.
No matter how much we dislike them, there is no way to escape a bad day every now and then. And while we usually get annoyed or angry at unfortunate events, we can also remind ourselves that this is just a temporary situation. And it might even be a blessing in disguise because bad luck teaches us to really appreciate and be grateful for a good thing when it happens to us, instead of taking it for granted.
No one is immune to occasional bouts of bad luck. There are moments when you feel like the universe is conspiring against you. We relate to those feelings. That’s why we collected the pictures and stories of 15 people who are having a bad day and need a warm embrace that can lift their spirits.
Bad days can happen to anyone, from messing something up at work to getting a flat tire. Sometimes, the only thing we can do in the face of such terrible luck is to laugh at ourselves and move on with our day. These 15 people faced a day that threw some unexpected things at them, but luckily, they were able to shrug it off and share it with us to make us laugh.
No matter how much we try to avoid them, we can’t escape facing unfortunate events every now and then. And instead of allowing one bad situation to anger them or ruin their entire day, some people choose to laugh it off and turn their bad luck into a hilarious story that they often joke about. After all, bad days aren’t always that bad, as they teach us to truly appreciate the value of the blessings that come our way.
While being angry and annoyed are negative feelings, many people like experiencing these states of mind. That is because they usually feel wronged and like the victim in a certain situation, and anger gives them some consolation. Maybe that’s why people like sharing their bad luck and misfortunes online as a way to receive others’ sympathy.
Statistics show that people who believe in bad luck will have more accidents on Friday the 13th. Our brains also seem to only hold onto the ill-fated times — like when we drop an egg on the floor, that memory will stay with us for quite some time, even if we successfully didn’t drop it hundreds of times.Shared sorrow is half a sorrow, and on this note, Bright Side found 17 people who would like to push the “undo” button on their terrible day.
Life and the people around us keep our emotional stability in check on a regular basis. Bad luck can face us anywhere — on a journey, in a cafe, at work, and even at home. The best thing you can do is remain calm.
It isn’t news that we all sometimes take our day-to-day life for granted. We can go about our business and complain that here and there we may have bad luck. But maybe, somewhere out there, somebody’s having a worse day than you.What is bad luck, anyway? Different cultures have their own take on the idea. For instance, in South Korea, it is believed that shaking your legs means shaking your wealth off. If you do that, you’re inviting some trouble.Bright Side collected some stories that leave no question — no matter the superstitions in place, these people know what it’s like to have luck turn its back on you.
Small mishaps are always there in our lives. Issues such as a spider in a teacup, badly dyed hair, or kitchen appliances of the wrong size can spoil our mood for a long time. But there are people who don’t want to feel sad and alone and gladly share photos of their bad luck with the whole world.
At times, we’ve all found ourselves with no luck. There are days when everything goes according to plan, and then there are days when we’d rather stay in bed and sleep beneath a mound of covers. Even if you wish these days were over, you can recount anecdotes about them to lighten your mood.We at Bright Side created a collection of comical accidents and other incidents of bad luck that might happen to each of us at some point in our lives.
Although Friday the 13th is considered to be an unlucky day, we might still experience these infamous Fridays every day. No one really knows why some things line up and cause us so much trouble. No matter what day it is, we can still look on the bright side and simply say, “Whatever.”
Finding hidden details in movies is a true pleasure for movie fans. That’s why, oftentimes, movie creators start a game with the audience — they hide Easter eggs or hints about the further development of the plot. But only very attentive viewers will notice and figure them out in time.
Having a dog eat your homework or losing your brand new lost-item tracker, these stories seem straight out of a sitcom, but they actually happened to different people. It took a fair amount of bad luck, of course, but sometimes the odds are just stacked against you.
Finding money on the street or getting an A on a test you’ve forgotten to prepare for — luck can sweep into your life in the least expected forms. However, there are also times when you can’t help but feel like you’ve run out of luck. Maybe your documents arrive already expired or you drop the meal you’ve just cooked right when it’s ready.
Life always has its clever ways of reminding us not to take a good day for granted. You can never predict when a huge spider web will welcome you, or your basement’s full ceiling will suddenly collapse. Accepting these little hurdles as part of life instead of letting them destroy our morale is the key to serene living. They can even teach us to appreciate the value of good moments when they come along.
Some of the unfortunate things we go through are purely the work of bad luck and fate, and other times, we might have a hand in the things that take us for a wrong turn. Whichever it is, we have to accept that life won’t always go our way and that a bad day every now and then is inevitable. On the flip side, these sad moments teach us to appreciate and cherish a good day even more.
Life is not always sunshine and rainbows. Getting a really bad haircut, get locked outside your car, or even have a disastrous holiday episode can be the ultimate bad luck experience. But the secret to a light-hearted life is to take these moments and transform them into the greatest laughable story to tell your friends and family.
There’s a saying that claims if a pregnant woman doesn’t satisfy her food craving and scratches herself, the child will be born with a birthmark in the shape of the food she’s craving. And in some other cultures, there are many food restrictions for pregnant women. And while all of these pregnancy theories are amusing, they can be confusing to new mothers. One thing is for sure though: people all over the world just want to look out for expecting mothers and their babies.
Life is the master of surprises and somehow knows how to present them perfectly. It can be anything from the sun shrinking our shoes to a stolen toilet. But fortunately, we know how to face our bad luck in the best way: with our head held high and a little laughter.
Life is made up of ups and downs. There are some days when luck is on our side and other days where it seems like everything’s against us. But have you ever noticed that when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it feels like the universe is conspiring against you? Although episodes of bad luck are common in everyone’s daily life, some people prefer to shed a positive light on these drawbacks. Some of them even share their experiences on the Internet and manage to laugh at their bad luck.
It just so happens that fate seems to test our resistance and strength and fills our day with all sorts of minor hiccups. And we look at them and think: “Today, Lady Luck is clearly not smiling at me.”