Buying household items may sound like not much fun, but with Amazon it can be truly amusing. Our today’s selection includes a stainless steel “soap” that will remove unpleasant odors from your hands (yes, even the smell of garlic!), a fabulous goo-cleaning product that will leave no trace of stubborn chewing gum or sticker stains, and many more cool items that just need to be in your shopping cart. A bonus at the end of the list will help you take care of your hardworking hands in a cute way, because they deserve it.
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.
So, what kind of gas do you fill up with? Well, tacos usually do the trick for me, but at the filling station, you’ve probably noticed different tabs with some numbers on gas pump buttons. Those are octane levels, varying from regular and mid-grade to premium. Each one provides a different level of octane that your specific engine type requires functioning effectively. Your choice should be based on the compression ratio of your engine. So, the myth of using premium for a car that requires regular gas to gain better performance or to boost the engine’s health is false. Best stick to the fuel recommended for your car. You’ll save money buying the correct fuel. But what if you filled your gas tank on a cold morning, allowing the fuel to shrink? Won’t it make the fuel denser, providing more value for your dollar? This is another false myth. The supply tanks are buried so deep underground that the temperature inside doesn’t change at all.
It’s your first trip to Egypt, and your new friends there invited you for lunch. The food seems a bit dull, so you decide to spice it up with salt and pepper. You don’t see it on the table, so you ask the host for it, and you notice everyone’s shocked. It turns out it’s a huge insult to the cook when someone wants to change the original taste of the food on their plate. The cook made it that way for a reason and wanting to spice it up means showing that the dish wasn’t good enough.
Although modern medicine has come a long way, sometimes we all just need instant relief from stress and pain. The solution to our everyday problems is often right in front of us and something we can do in less than 5 minutes to cure any pain or relieve stress. These health hacks are easy as well as immediately effective.
The Aztec civilization was one of the largest and most powerful in the Americas. Far from being a small ethnic group, they built a great empire full of magnificent monuments, which was efficiently administered through a complex system of government with a structure very similar to that of many countries today. Undoubtedly, the Mexica (another name for the Aztecs) were far ahead of their time in some fields, even more so than the Europeans of that time.
As wonderful as college life is, it can also be troublesome. Money is scarce, picking the right dorm for you and making friends all over again. This is why it is extremely important to teach and help each other whenever we can. Be it college hacks, tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way ourselves, or even little hacks that will make our lives easier.
Once someone mentions Switzerland, our brains instantly show us images of picturesque Alpine peaks, fresh cheese, and, of course, bank billboards. But these are only attributes of a façade that hides many curious things that even tour guides won’t tell you about.
We may be tired of seeing thousands of tips and life hacks that claim to work all over social media and the Internet, but ultimately, instead of helping, they just make you waste your time. Many of those life hacks seem to be like one of those classic situations in which we suddenly realize that our expectations were way too high for something that promised a lot for too little. But, of course, that’s how you get tempted to give it a try. However, among way too many life hacks that don’t work, there are some that seem to be real miracles.
Coca-Cola sells more than 1.9 billion servings each day in 200 different countries, and yet before production, it doesn’t look anything like the drink we buy in the store. There are many iconic products made from ingredients that we might have never thought about. For example, nail polish is just a piece of cotton-like substance before processing, or there’s actual wax inside of a lava lamp.
Habits that are considered bad, like biting your nails, respectfully complaining a lot, and chewing gum, are actually signs that you’re smarter than most. Of course, there isn’t just one type of intelligence, as social and emotional intelligence are also important. There seem to be some traits that highly intelligent people share that set them apart from the rest, making them shine with brilliance.
In the world of fake news, it’s hard to trust the information we see online. Even the biggest and most trustworthy resources online may sometimes publish wrong information. This is why it is important to check everything you read. Many internet resources are already helping their users to tell the truth from fakes, for example, Facebook is trying to push verified information to the top of the search and is constantly improving the algorithms of fact-checking.
Whether you work from home or in an office, headaches are never welcome. Surprisingly, strong winds or even your bra could be giving you headaches. Here’s a fact you might not know — headaches can be inherited. This means that if one of your parents suffers from regular headaches, you might have a 50% greater chance of getting them as well. Here at Bright Side, we put together a list of little changes you can make while sitting at your desk, so you can avoid painful, throbbing headaches and enjoy your day.
Chewing gum has existed side by side with the human race for around 10,000 years. Today, it helps us to care for our teeth and even lose some weight! However, don’t rush to eat a whole pack of gum in one sitting. We at Bright Side are sure that moderation is a key factor, and even the healthiest things can do more harm than good when used unwisely. So, let’s chew on things that we need to keep in mind. At the end of the article, you can find bonus tips on how to chew gum rationally.
Studies say that stress may cause around 50 negative health effects, affecting a person’s mental and physical condition. Each one of us feels sleepy, exhausted, and overly emotional for no reason from time to time. It turns out the reason might be stress.
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.
Throughout history, people have chewed everything: from resin and paraffin wax to Orbit. For example, 5,000 years ago people used to chew pieces of birch bark tar. Tar has antiseptic properties and other medicinal effects, the same as modern chewing gum. Obviously, there’s more to this habit than fresh breath or an offbeat distraction. A lot more, it turns out.
When trying to fight our nail-biting habit, we need practical tips that can be implemented easily without having to put forth too much effort. Whether we bite them due to anxiety, anger, or boredom, we do it subconsciously. Not being aware of something makes it difficult to fight, and only hands-on tips can do the job.
Being a couch potato for an extra hour, playing video games or chewing a bubble gum are, according to strict parents, unhealthy and irresponsible. Well, that’s what they say. Apparently, these “destructive” activities and some other unusual habits might have positive effects on our mood, brain, and health. Give them a try, and you won’t have to wait long for some interesting results.
Anger is a natural and sometimes useful emotion that reflects our inner state. It helps us instinctively identify and respond to dangerous situations. Anger can also be a great driving force to help us begin doing really good things. Most often though, uncontrollable anger is a cause of stress and problems in relationships with colleagues, relatives, friends, the outside world and even with yourself.
Research shows that the first impression is formed within 7 seconds of meeting somebody. If you have a job interview, the manager can make a decision about hiring you in just 30 seconds. Avoiding the common mistakes that ruin this first impression could increase your chances of finding a job, a friend, a client, or a life partner.
A smile costs nothing. And if there are shiny white teeth behind that smile, there’s nothing like it. People these days spend a fortune on dental surgeries, but there is always something nearby that can easily solve tooth problems in the comfort of your home. We at Bright Side wanted to shed light on some everyday foods that we never realized could be used to help our teeth too.