A grandma who doesn’t eat meat got some flak on Reddit for admitting that she sent her youngest grandchild, who is 5 years old, to bed without dinner. This happened after a tough babysitting session at her house where the child refused to eat the food she had prepared.
Despite its numerous drawbacks, digital content and social connectivity in the contemporary era can potentially bring about a significant positive influence. In a recent Instagram post, Monique Dirksz, a dedicated mother and esteemed TV reporter, opened up about a distressing event involving her infant son. In hope of spreading awareness, the mom recounted how the life of her baby was miraculously saved thanks to a viral video.
You’re riding the bus to your new friend’s house. You’ve never been to that part of the city, and you don’t really know the area. You get off the bus and you’ve gotta walk a block. As you walk, something sends a shiver down your spine. Uh oh, seems like it’s a stray dog.Of course dogs are people’s best friends, but sometimes even they can pose a serious danger. Joggers, runners, and bikers may trigger the dog by their motion. So walking really fast or running to escape from the dogs, is something you should never do.First, any dog is faster than you are. Even the tiniest chihuahua can accelerate to 15 mph [25 kph] — about the average human running speed. But bigger dogs run at twice that pace, while greyhounds can be faster than some cars running at 45 mph [72 kph] (I just hope they don’t get speed limit fines!)
So get this: an extra hole at the upper part of the sink has multiple hidden functions. First, in case someone forgets to close the tap the water won’t overflow, and the bathroom won’t get flooded. Second, thanks to that hole the water drains faster as it gives an escape for the air helping the water flow down.
You arrive at the airport, anticipating a pleasant flight — after all, you’ve paid more for that extra legroom! Or a comfy window seat. Or a business class. That’s when you find out you’ve been...downgraded!How come? And if you can get downgraded, is the opposite possible too? Then, what other secrets do airlines hide?
You’ve finally made it! After all that training, you’re ready for your first skydive. Full of confidence, you reach the door of the plane as it gets to 12,000 feet. You step off into the air, but at the last second, you hear the instructor screaming something [instructor yells, “I didn’t check your chute!”]. You can’t hear him as you drop away from the plane, seeing only his concerned expression. Well, it feels like something has gone wrong! You pull the handle to release the parachute. But it hasn’t deployed correctly, opening into a big wad, and you’re now spinning faster and faster! You’re getting dizzy, but you need to pull yourself together. Each second is crucial, and from this altitude, you have less than a minute to act!
You take your seat on the plane and look around. It’s a large aircraft, spacious and new. You look up — something draws your attention to that small compartment above your seat that contains your oxygen mask. Come to think of it, you’ve only ever seen it during in-flight safety demonstrations. “Ah, maybe it’s for the better,” you think and relax into your seat. Screaming and powerful jerks are what wakes you up. One of the flight attendants is saying something in an urgent voice, but, still disoriented after your nap, you can’t catch the meaning of the announcement.
Many people believe our ancestors were monosyllabic grunters. But according to a new study from the University of Western Australia, this might not be the case. The primary purpose of any language is to convey some meaning, right? So, researchers believe that non-verbal communication most likely came before oral language.
To build an underwater structure, you’ll need some interesting engineering. A large bridge over a river or bay has its foundation rooted underwater. It’s even more complicated with undersea tunnels. Underwater construction is challenging. Engineers need to deal with water pressure and corrosion from saltwater. There’s also a problem of finding suitable materials.
To make long car trips comfortable, be sure to make warm-up stops along the way! Take care of snacks and enough water, and prepare your favorite playlist to get you in the mood. Also, take advantage of these great things from Amazon that will make your car more comfortable than you can ever imagine!
Spending time outside is really beneficial for us, both mentally and physically. But it’s also a great way to spend some quality time with friends, family, or even alone for a relaxing “me” time. The important thing here is to have the proper equipment when you plan your hike or camping trip.That’s why we at Bright Side decided to gather up some essential products from Amazon that will help you have a really good time.
We all have situations where we need a helping hand or someone to be there in times of emergency. And there are selfless people who will do that, even for people they don’t know well. These acts of kindness show us just how important generosity is.At Bright Side, we believe in human kindness. That’s why we wanted to share these heartwarming moments when people were like guardian angels for others.
Aging can be a sensitive topic that many people are reluctant to discuss, especially if it concerns our loved ones. But avoiding important topics can create problems that could have been easily avoided. Sometimes, even if we want to talk about the consequences of aging, we just don’t know where to start from. Everything can seem so intimidating and stressful, both for us and our senior loved ones.
We might have heard someone say that you can treat burns with butter or that it’s possible to suck out the venom from a sting. As appealing as these popular beliefs might be, they are not backed by science and, to make matters worse, they might even end up being harmful.
We’re prone to think that anything bad can happen, but we don’t want you to throw caution to the wind. It’s better to minimize the risk of being in an emergency, and you can always carry simple everyday objects with you that can be used as survival tools if necessary. For example, zip locks have at least 4 ways of use, in case of an accident.
In some families, it’s a given that when you have a child, your parents will babysit them once in a while, without asking for anything in return. However, some grandparents would like to be compensated for their time and energy, and there are people who agree with them.
Experienced travelers have all kinds of tips and tricks to help us stay safe and secure on our trips. And whether you are someone who’s going on their first-ever trip or someone with a little bit more experience than that, we should all know how to travel smart. That’s why there are things that we need to know, that can keep us safe and will allow us to fully enjoy our vacations.
Sometimes our everyday items have pretty useful and brilliant built-in features that we don’t even know exist. For example, there’s a secret trick in foil boxes that prevents the roll from falling out. And the twist ties on your bread can actually tell you how fresh the loaf is. Bright Side wants to help make life more convenient for everyone, so we’re sharing these amazing hacks and practical tips to help you maximize the full potential of the things around you.
Flying a big commercial jet must have its perks, so pilots are definitely privileged. Even though you probably think you know what a pilot does, you might not know everything about the things that they are allowed to use. For example, did you know that in the ceiling of the cockpit there are a pair of ropes that could help them escape in case of emergency?
When our life is in danger, the success or failure of the outcome depends on what we do within the first few seconds. It’s extremely important to know how you are going to behave and what you are going to do at this moment. The best advice is to not panic but to act with a sense of calmness. Even if you fall down on subway tracks or find yourself in the middle of a burning forest.
Crowd panic is something that can distract you during certain critical situations, but you can get frightened when you’re alone as well. With that being said, there are some things you can do to help yourself and prevent the situation from getting worse.
We never know what knowledge will come in handy if there is an emergency. This has been proven by a mother and her 10-year-old son who got lost in the Australian woodland for 10 days but managed to survive thanks to the tactics they had seen on TV. We at Bright Side hope you never get into trouble in the first place, but just in case you do, here are some tips that will help you minimize the damage and maybe even save your life.
In a matter of seconds, you can go from swimming calmly to getting into trouble in the water. It’s important to assess a dangerous situation, and then to react to it. There are many risky situations we can get ourselves into, and knowing how to quickly survive in the face of danger is the absolute key. Although we hope you don’t find yourself in the middle of any threatening emergencies, we at Bright Side understand that unusual circumstances are bound to happen when we least expect them.
Even after hearing several warning messages, people may think that nothing serious is ever going to happen to them. Bit this leaves us vulnerable and unprepared in dangerous situations. No, emergencies don’t happen all that often, but we still need to learn how to react so our chances of survival are good.
Last year, a 4-year-old child in Somerset, New Jersey saved her mother’s life after finding her unresponsive and calling the police. This just goes to show you just how important knowing how to deal with an emergency, as well as other life skills, can really prove to be for children. This article will cover how to teach kids to remain calm and positive in certain situations, defend themselves, manage their time, and much more, and this can one day say their lives or somebody else’s.
Though humans are at the peak of evolution, their bodies are still quite fragile. Forces of nature, other living organisms, and our own mistakes can all ruin our lives in an instant. But the good news is that the most critical situations are solvable if you act correctly. And today, we’re going to find out just what we need to do if an emergency occurs.
There are as many opinions as there are people. There are also as many types of behavior as people, and some of them not only annoy us, but even make us boil over. It’s especially irritating to see people behave inappropriately in public places.
Problems can happen when least expected, even in the safety of your own home. Things like pipes or window blinds can be dangerous if left unchecked. There are plenty of things around the house that can cause you harm in ways you could have never imagined.
Many people find the idea of dropping everything to go live in another country for the entire summer appealing. Exchanging gray colors for bright ones, switching hard-working days with eternal holidays, and trading out grumpy faces of fellow citizens for smiling strangers is a total fantasy. It seems there are no disadvantages to living in the tropics!
People have been paying to use the toilet for nearly 2,000 years. And while today we have free public toilets, they’re still different from regular ones. And it’s not only about a lack of privacy.They have one special detail that catches our attention — stall doors with no bottom. And believe it or not, there are many reasons for this and they’re quite serious. We also noticed that we need to pull the door to leave the bathroom, which is explained in our bonus section of the article.
When it comes to riding on a plane, it’s inevitable to run into problems with fellow passengers that can turn your few hours of flying into a living nightmare. However, we have to keep in mind that we are all packed into a confined space that we can’t really escape, and our stress levels are pushed to the limit. That’s why it’s best for all of us to be more considerate of the people around us and stop doing things that might be taken as rude or annoying in order to have a pleasant flight.
Everyone who has traveled by plane or taken a cruise has probably heard members of the staff talk to each other in a strange way. The thing is, the employees of transportation companies use special words and phrases that are actually code words for different situations. These coded messages allow them to keep passengers calm and avoid panic.
Flight attendants tend to greet every passenger with a wide smile every time they step onboard. We wonder how they don’t get tired of greeting hundreds of people at a time. Turns out, flight attendants have serious reasons why they do this and they’ve finally decided to tell us about it.
Most women of the world worry about their appearance and always want to look perfect. The beauty industry is evolving rapidly but most products are expensive and, most of the time, cosmetic procedures turn out to cost an arm and a leg. The good news is that we can always replace them with budget lifehacks that are often more effective than pricey cosmetic items and salon procedures.