Coffee, with its high caffeine content, can have significant effects on the human body. Upon consumption, caffeine quickly enters the bloodstream, stimulating the central nervous system and blocking the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and sleepiness. Besides this well-known effect, there are some other curious outcomes.
Your cat lady friend has asked you to cat-sit her loves while she’s away for the weekend. You arrive at the house and open the fridge to feed them something healthy like chicken. You notice a bar of chocolate and decide to give it to them as a treat. Wow! That’s a siren! Your friend calls you and yells at you. Turns out she has an alarm system that goes off when there’s any danger to her kitties. You should never ever feed them chocolate!
Carmen Electra, the iconic model, actress, and TV personality, is turning 51 and defying all expectations by looking as youthful and vibrant as ever. With her striking features and signature looks, she has been a household name for decades, and it’s no wonder why. Despite the passing of time, her stunning figure and radiant skin continue to turn heads, and fans can’t get enough of her age-defying looks.
Does hitting the snooze button give you extra time to rest? Uh-oh, myth alarm! Not only is it untrue, but hitting the snooze button can also reduce your sleep quality. Those 10-minute intervals of sleep you get aren’t the good type of sleep. It’s fragmented. If anything, it will make you feel more tired during the day.
Fatigue is becoming more and more common today. In the US alone, about 20% of people claim it interferes with living a normal life. And, as it turns out, it’s not just high levels of stress that can lead us to feel sleepy and tired all day. 20%-60% of cases are the result of various physical rather than mental issues, many of which are not that easy to spot.
Ok, so right after being produced, plastic water bottles aren’t the size you buy at the store. Even a gallon water bottle starts its life as a small tube. Later, it gets heated, inflated, and shaped into the bottle you know. Boy, I can relate to the heated and inflated part.
Coffee is a drink that is widely consumed all over the world. People love the taste of caffeine and its ability to stimulate of our bodies. Today, it’s not rare to find mini java bars with pods of various flavors in people’s homes. All these different types of coffee that bring us so much pleasure can also create a mess in our kitchen if we don’t have a designated place for them.We have found coffee pod holders to solve that problem and help make your kitchen shine with great organization.
If you feel cold whenever you sleep no matter how heavy your duvet is, also called a comforter or quilt, try layering. These may be less heavy comforters compared with the ones you normally use, but in case you have 2 of them, the air gets trapped in between the layers keeping you warmer. Even if the comforters feel really lightweight, you’ll feel warm. So, if it’s hot, don’t go beyond only one duvet. By the way, today some comforters can literally hug you. You’ll look a bit like a caterpillar in a cocoon, but trust me — that’s going to be a night of quality sleep.
While having some earwax is perfectly normal and even helps you protect your ear canals against infections, we all want our ears to be clean. But if you’ve been using cotton buds to clean the inside of your ears you might be actually damaging your health. Turns out, there are many other simple and healthy ways to make sure your ears stay clean.
While some people can’t have caffeine without feeling jittery, many can’t go through a day without their favorite cup of java. Although drinking too much coffee can have some unpleasant side effects, the right amount of coffee can do wonders for your health. Medical experts believe that 2 to 3 cups a day is the perfect amount that’ll allow you to reap the most health benefits.
Famous family recipes and old wives’ tales are passed along from generation to generation. Many of them were given to us by our grandmas, and to them by their grandmas, and so on. All in all, most of them were proven over time and are completely healthy and safe. Which we cannot say about many of today’s trends. They suddenly appear out of nowhere and are copied and applied without giving them any thought. When we really should be carefully examining them.
Although headaches are extremely common and many people experience them at some point in their lives, it doesn’t make dealing with them any easier. Annoying tension and pain in any region of your head can affect your mood, your work, and even your social life. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to relieve the pain while you’re waiting for an appointment with your doctor.
While back pain is extremely common, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s normal. Achy sensations in your back might keep you from enjoying your favorite sports, affect your work, and get in the way of your normal routine. If your back pain is becoming more than you can manage, you might want to book an appointment with your doctor, but there is also a lot you can do to relieve it.
While most of us have fine, light hair covering our faces, some women may notice that this hair can be thicker and coarser. This condition is known as hirsutism, and women suffering from it have more visible excess body and facial hair. Although there are many ways to get rid of annoying hair on your face, being proactive and avoiding the factors that might be causing this hair to grow can save you many trips to the beauty salon.
While exercising and eating healthy will surely help you to stay fit, there are other, more unusual ways to burn calories. Most of them won’t take much time, and when done regularly, they’ll help you stay in shape without spending hours at the gym.
Drinking a lot of coffee, guarana, or buying supplements to gain more energy doesn’t always work when you’re looking to be more alert throughout the day. It’s best to stay energized in the most natural way you can. There are many healthy ways to keep yourself stimulated when you feel fatigued and tired — even making the smallest changes in your daily routine can make the biggest difference in your life.
If you thought that caffeine was an enemy when it came to your skin, we found some tips from dermatologists that may surprise you. A healthy body and look is about balanced consumption and care and professionals can help us to understand where the standard is.
When I was 18, I began to think about the foods I ate. It was triggered by the word “junk food,” which I read in some magazine. I also felt very sorry for animals, like cows, sheep, and pigs. I decided to give up on meat and generally began to carefully monitor what I ate. I read scientific articles and tried to understand how to replace normal (but not always healthy) foods. Not everyone around me understood my position, but now, 15 years later, I don’t regret my decision at all.
Most of us have thought about quitting coffee at some point in our lives. But apart from struggling to face the day without your morning cuppa Joe, you might be missing out on some benefits for the health and beauty of your hair. As it turns out, coffee can do much more than help you to get out of bed in the morning.
So many things about humans are taken for granted, one of them being our fingerprints. But surprisingly, not everyone has formed prints on their fingers, which makes life a bit hard for them. So it’s only natural that we wonder how this is possible and ask scientists for an explanation. Unfortunately, for some things in life, science has only guesses to give us in lieu of clear answers.
Japanese women are well-known for their flawless skin, and some of the tricks they use to achieve that are quite unusual. For example, some women in Japan use an eyelid trainer that looks like a pair of upside-down glasses frames, to get beautiful eyelids. But if you’re not ready to try some of these creative innovations yet, something as simple as a cup of sencha tea can make your skin healthier. This popular Japanese tea comes with so many beauty benefits, it’ll make you reconsider some of your skincare products.
The wrong beauty routine can lead to dry, irritated, red skin. Sometimes we even don’t realize that we’re actually harming our face by using very expensive products. That’s because it’s not always about the price of skincare, but rather, the right treatment.
If you have a cup of coffee late in the evening, it won’t affect your sleep. No, this isn’t a myth, but rather, it’s a scientific case. We may have heard different stereotypes about good sleep and insomnia, but many of them are, in fact, false.
You wake up abruptly in the middle of the night, almost jumping out of bed because you felt like you were falling off into the void. You experience a jolt, but you don’t quite understand what has happened. If any of this sounds familiar, don’t worry, chances are you just experienced what scientists know as a hypnagogic or hypnic jerk.
During the 17th century, drinking coffee was punishable by death. Back then, it was believed that it had mind-altering effects. Luckily, now we can drink as much coffee as we want, and the variety of compounds it contains has been proven to benefit our health. But there have still been many discussions about how much coffee is safe to drink over the course of a day.
If you’ve been locking chocolate strictly in the dessert category, you’re missing out. Chocolate has been used since ancient times to treat many health problems and has proven to be an irreplaceable asset to any diet. So, if you want to eat chocolate every day, especially for breakfast, now you have an excuse — or 7.
It’s pretty freaky when we’re in public and suddenly feel that our eye is starting to twitch, for everyone to see. We actually have good news for you, those spasms are so minimal that others don’t notice them and, usually, they don’t pose any threat to your health. Still, they’re pretty irritating, so let’s get to the bottom of why they occur in the first place.
Our modern pace of life, work, and daily concerns can very easily lead us to feel stressed and anxious. And more often than not, when we are anxious or show any symptoms of these conditions, we turn to food as a refuge to feel better and calm down. It is in that moment that food can become our worst enemy: we consume unnecessary calories and then we feel guilty for having consumed them. It becomes a vicious circle that is hard to break free from, but fortunately, there are some easy solutions.
Shampoo didn’t become a standard on our bathroom shelves until the 20th century. Before that, people relied on good-old soap, made of different natural cleansers. Unfortunately, soap doesn’t work well in the mineral-heavy water that we use. Yet, shampoo has a lot of weighty disadvantages that often make us look for better options.
A freshly brewed cup of coffee is a perfect start of every morning. And, throughout the day, a cup of coffee is equivalent to 5 minutes of delicious relaxation. In the world of cosmetics, caffeine is also excellent for stimulating and awakening the skin, and it’s possible to include it in our basic beauty routine that we have at home, using the coffee we drink daily as the main ingredient.
The woman’s body is more sensitive just before her period, while it’s less sensitive a few days after it’s finished. This is just one of the ways to achieve a less painful epilation which is why you should calculate the days and act accordingly. When it comes to hair removal, the most common methods are by using epilators, waxing, sugaring, and lasers. What all of them have in common is, of course, pain.
Nowadays, the average person in the US consumes about 20% more calories than their ancestors did in the last century, according to research. And although people are getting more conscious about their diet, it’s not always easy to get all the healthy eating rules right. For example, eating apples at the wrong time can actually cause bowel problems instead of improving your digestion. Luckily, it’s not rocket science, and the basic rules are pretty easy to follow.
Adults need to have no less than 7–9 hours of quality sleep every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But there is a small problem that it’s impossible to find a solution for. Newborns don’t pay a lot of attention to these recommendations and keep their moms and dads up around the clock. And it appears that these parental yawns may go on for much longer than we might expect.
Becoming a parent is a blessing. However, it can be a challenging one, as it’s a brand new adventure with no provided manual. One of the biggest ordeals that most parents have to steer through is getting their baby to sleep. Is your baby’s tiresome sleeping routine keeping you up all night?
The tendency to gain weight is evolutionally determined because, for thousands of years, homo sapiens had to survive in a time when there was a limited amount of food resources. We had to hunt for food and store it, and those who were good at it were ahead of the others. Modern life is different but people are still wired to gain weight. That’s why many people end up starving themselves while believing myths about healthy dieting that we want to debunk in this article.