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I Refused to Give My Extra Seat on the Airplane to a Kid — And I Don’t Regret It

I Refused to Give My Extra Seat on the Airplane to a Kid — And I Don’t Regret It
People
month ago

One woman had to choose between societal expectations and asserting her boundaries. The social pressure to be generous clashed with a resolve to prioritize her comfort on an airplane flight, sparking a moral debate. This is the story of why she refused to give up her extra seat to a child, unapologetically embracing the consequences and standing firm in her decision.

What Your Body Fat Type Is Telling You About Your Health

What Your Body Fat Type Is Telling You About Your Health
Health
8 months ago

Although we often think of fat as something unwelcome, it has remarkable significance in our bodies. Fat tissue not only releases hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite but also has a surprising influence over insulin sensitivity. But beware, excessive calorie consumption can lead to the expansion and multiplication of fat cells, fueling chronic inflammation and disrupting healthy metabolism. Unravel its secrets with us and seize control of your well-being.

11 Tips That Can Help Make Your Shopping Experience Disappointment-Proof

11 Tips That Can Help Make Your Shopping Experience Disappointment-Proof

Sometimes it’s not that easy to find what you need in a store because there are too many choices. So, shopping can be really time-consuming. But it’s especially disappointing if the quality of the chosen goods leaves a lot to be desired. So, these tips can really make your life easier and save you quite a lot of time.

6 Reasons Why Soy Milk Is a Healthier Option for Your Body

6 Reasons Why Soy Milk Is a Healthier Option for Your Body
Health
year ago

Soy milk is a common replacement for dairy milk, and if you follow a vegan diet, you might be very familiar with it. You can include soy milk in your everyday drinks, such as cereal, coffee, and even smoothies. It offers your body plenty of benefits, including protein and calcium, and if you are lactose intolerant, even better. However, if you have any allergies or take medication, it’s advisable to consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your diet.

8 Ways Product Labels Hide the Truth From Us

8 Ways Product Labels Hide the Truth From Us

When we go to the grocery store after a long working day, the last thing we want is to try to read the ingredient information written in the tiniest font. Researchers say that only 15% of people actually pay enough attention to the nutrition info on the products they buy. This allows some manufacturers to use misleading marketing strategies to make us buy their products.

7 Things Hot and Cold Foods Can Do to Your Body

7 Things Hot and Cold Foods Can Do to Your Body
Health
year ago

Ice cream is much sweeter when cold, while ham is more savory when eaten warm. However, the difference in taste is only one aspect of the hot and cold debate. That’s why we decided to dig deeper and find other facts about how hot and cold food affects our bodies. And you can find out all about them if you stick around — we promise you’ll find a few surprises.

12 Facts About the Human Body Scientists Still Scratch Their Heads About

12 Facts About the Human Body Scientists Still Scratch Their Heads About
Curiosities
2 years ago

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.

How Tongue Posture Can Change Your Face

How Tongue Posture Can Change Your Face
Health
2 years ago

A double chin forms due to genetics, aging, and weight gain. But, as it turns out, there’s another reason: improper tongue posture. The good news is that it’s possible to get rid of this physical feature. Younger people, with skin that is tight, can improve their face contour dramatically after removing fat.

12 Healthy Habits That Can Come Back to Bite You If You Overdo Them

12 Healthy Habits That Can Come Back to Bite You If You Overdo Them
Health
2 years ago

You may feel surrounded by a lot of information claiming to “guide” you on how to become “healthier” or “happier,” promising to add “more” to your life. We suggest not believing everything that you hear or read. Some myths are just this: myths. Display reasonable doubt when something seems too crazy to be true or, even better, do your own research and see what’s suitable for your own body and mind.

How to Calculate the Number of Calories You Should Eat in a Day

How to Calculate the Number of Calories You Should Eat in a Day
Health
2 years ago

Whether you want to maintain your weight or lose or gain a certain number of pounds, you first need to determine how many calories your body burns in a day. There is a very easy formula to determine this. You take your basal metabolic rate and you multiply it by a number that states your level of activity. If you’re wondering what a BMR is and how to calculate it, we’ll explain it all.

Nutritionists Share 12 Products They Would Never Eat

Nutritionists Share 12 Products They Would Never Eat
Health
3 years ago

Scientists have learned how to make diamonds from peanut butter and ketchup was initially not a sauce but a patented medicine for diarrhea. There are so many things we may not know about the food we eat, but what we may want to know for sure is whether we can consume the products safely or whether should try to keep some of them from appearing in our fridges.

6 Face Lifting Techniques You Can Do at Home

6 Face Lifting Techniques You Can Do at Home
Health
3 years ago

Even though every age brings its own beauty and wisdom, there are some changes that come with aging that we would like to slow down a bit. When we are younger, the fat on our faces is distributed evenly, so every part of it looks lifted. Over time, that fat starts losing volume and shifts downward. However, just like with our bodies, we can do some exercises to tone up our faces too.

Dermatologists Share Tips to Reduce Cellulite

Dermatologists Share Tips to Reduce Cellulite
Health
year ago

You can spend all your life fighting against cellulite without getting any results. It could be due to genetics which means no diet or exercise can help. However, there are some ways to minimize cellulite and make your buttocks appear more shapely.

5-Minute Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

5-Minute Exercises to Lose Belly Fat
Health
5 months ago

How to lose belly fat with exercise? Though women all over the world have been struggling to lose stomach fat for decades, it is still one of the most difficult tasks when it comes to getting in shape. And even if you have already gotten yourself together and found the perfect training program, suddenly chocolate starts looking irresistible or your best friend brings you a cupcake for no reason...

7 Big Mistakes That Stop You From Building Muscle

7 Big Mistakes That Stop You From Building Muscle
Health
year ago

Have you ever felt that despite doing all the right things at the gym, after a little success in the beginning, that the muscle no longer seems to be building? If yes, then you are probably getting some basic things wrong. For example, you might be overworking, which seems like the right way to go, but instead it’s counterproductive.

11 Honest Comics About the Struggles of Slim and Curvy Girls

11 Honest Comics About the Struggles of Slim and Curvy Girls
Girls stuff
5 months ago

Girls are quite sensitive when it comes to their appearances — they feel pressure about being too skinny or too fat. As women, we try different diets and live at the gym while we could just as easily look at our reflection and say to ourselves, “You are amazingly attractive!” Accepting yourself and your body is the most effective way to fight a lack of self-confidence. Featured in these comics is a charismatic, ample girl and her friend, a gentle, skinny girl. Together, they will help you learn to love your winding curves or bulky ribs. They’ll also tell you about their problems in a way that every girl can relate to.

Scientists Have Proven That There Is No Such Thing As Healthy Food

Scientists Have Proven That There Is No Such Thing As Healthy Food
Health
year ago

When trying to lose weight, it’s better to base your decisions on scientific facts, not trendy diets. We want to tell you about a huge study conducted by Israeli scientists who found that there are no universal principles for healthy diets, and for some people, tomatoes might be more harmful than ice cream. Eran Elinav and Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Science processed the information of about 800 volunteers from age 18 to 70. The participants of the study used a special app to inform the researchers about their lifestyle and each of them had glucose meters on them to constantly track the level of sugar in their blood. And the results amazed the entire world.

Can We Drink Water While We Eat?

Can We Drink Water While We Eat?
Health
year ago

On health food TV shows, they often say that it’s prohibited to eat and drink at the same time. Some experts explain that water dilutes our stomach acid. Others think that doing so makes us fat. And some people even think that water pushes undigested food out of the stomach! Can ordinary water be that harmful to us?

99 Quick and Fascinating Facts About the Human Body

99 Quick and Fascinating Facts About the Human Body
Curiosities
5 months ago

The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air.The human brain has a memory capacity which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard drive.A newborn child can breathe and swallow at the same time for up to seven months.Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.Nerve impulses sent from the brain move at a speed of 274 km/h.A single human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined.The average human body contains enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough water to fill a 50-litre barrel.The human heart pumps 182 million litres of blood during the average lifetime.50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence.The human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception.Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.A man named Charles Osborne hiccupped for a total of 68 years.Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.About two thirds of people tilt their head to the right when kissing.The average person forgets 90% of their dreams.The total length of all the blood vessels in the human body is about 100,000 km.On average, a person’s respiration rate is one third higher in spring than in autumn.By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information.We lose 80% of our body heat from the head.When you blush, your stomach also turns red.A feeling of thirst occurs when water loss is equal to 1% of your body weight. The loss of more than 5% can cause fainting, and more than 10% causes death from dehydration.At least 700 enzymes are active in the human body.Human beings are the only living things which sleep on their backs.The average four-year-old child asks 450 questions a day.Not only human beings, but also koalas have unique finger prints.Only 1% of the bacteria can result in the human body becoming ill.Everyone alive on Earth could comfortably be placed into a cube with sides 1000 meters long.The scientific name for the belly button is the umbilicus.Teeth are the only part of the human body which cannot heal themselves.On average, a person needs seven minutes to fall asleep.Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.Only 7% of people are left-handed.The fragrance of apples and bananas can help a person to lose weight.If allowed to grow for their whole lifetime, the length of someone’s hair would be about 725 kilometres.Out of all the people who can move their ears, only one third of them are able to move just one ear.During their lifetime, a person will on average accidentally swallow eight small spiders.The total weight of the bacteria in the human body is 2 kg.99% of the calcium contained in the human body is in one’s teeth.Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.A kiss increases a person’s pulse to 100 beats per minute or more.The total strength of masticatory muscles on one side of your jaw is equal to 195 kilograms.A person passes on 278 different types of bacteria to another person when they kiss them. Fortunately, 95% of them are not harmful.Parthenophobia is a fear of virgins.If you collected all the iron contained in the human body, you would get just a small cog, big enough only for use in your watch.There are more than 100 different viruses which cause a cold.If someone kisses another person for a certain amount of time, this is much more effective in terms of hygiene than using chewing gum, as it normalises the level of acidity in your oral cavities.You can lose 150 calories per hour if you hit your head against the wall.Human beings are the only animals which can draw straight lines.Human skin is completely replaced about 1,000 times during a person’s lifetime.A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day is doing the equivalent of drinking half a cup of tar a year.Women blink about two times less often than men.The structure of the human body contains only four minerals: apatite, aragonite, calcite, and crystobalite.A passionate kiss causes the same chemical reactions in the brain that skydiving and firing a gun do.Men are officially classified as dwarves if their height is below 1.3 m, whereas for women the measure is 1.2 m.Fingernails grow about four times faster than your toenails.People with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others.Nerve impulses in the human body move at about 90 m/s.100,000 chemical reactions occur in the human brain every second.Everyone has dimples on their lower back, but on some people they are more pronounced than on others. They appear where the pelvis joins with the sacrum, so their appearance makes sense.If one identical twins lacks a certain tooth, the other twin will not have that tooth either.The surface area of the human lungs is approximately equal to the area of a tennis court.During a person’s lifetime, they spend about 2 weeks kissing.The facial hair of a blonde-haired man grows faster than that of a man with dark hair.Leukocytes in the human body live for two to four days, and erythrocytes for three to four months.The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.The human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. An adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.At birth, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase throughout a person’s lifetime. After 25 years, the number of cells falls by 100,000 every day. About 70 cells die in the minute it takes you to read a page in a book. After 40 years, the decline of the brain accelerates sharply, and after 50 years neurons (that is, nerve cells) shrink and the brain gets smaller.At birth, a child’s body is made up of around 300 bones. But an adult has just 206.During a person’s lifetime, the small intestine is about 2.5 meters. After they die, the muscles in the walls of their intestine relax, and it’s length increases to 6 meters.Your right lung can take in more air than your left.An adult person performs around 23,000 inhalations and exhalations a day.The smallest cells in a man’s body are sperm cells.There are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth.Each of us has around 2,000 taste buds.The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.The chemical compound in the body which causes feelings of ecstasy (phenylethylamine) is also contained in chocolate.The human heart pumps blood at such pressure that it would be able to raise blood up to the fourth floor of a building.A person burns more calories when they are asleep than when they watch TV.Children grow faster in the spring.Every year more than 2 million left-handed people die because of mistakes they make when using machines designed for right-handed people.It turns out that one man in every three hundred is capable of satisfying themselves orally.A person uses 17 muscles when they smile, and 43 when they frown.By the age of 60 most people lose half of their taste buds.The rate at which a person’s hair grows doubles during an airplane flight.One percent of people can see infra-red light and 1% can see ultra violet radiation.If you were locked in a completely sealed room, you would not die due to a lack of air, but from carbon dioxide poisoning.Statistically, only one person out of two billion reaches the age of 116 years old.On average, a person says 4,800 words in 24 hours.The retinas inside the eye cover about 650 square mm and contain 137 million light-sensitive cells: 130 million are for black and white vision and 7 million are for helping you see in colour.Our eyes remain the same size as they were at birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.In the morning, a person is about 8 millimetres taller than in the evening.The muscles which help your eyes to focus complete around 100,000 movements a day. In order to make your leg muscles do the same amount of movements, you would need to walk 80 kilometres.A cough amounts to an explosive charge of air which moves at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.According to German researchers, the risk of having heart attack is higher on Monday than on any other day of the week.Bones are about 5 times stronger than steel.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.Ingrown toenails are hereditary.A person would die quicker from a total lack of sleep than from hunger. Death would occur after ten days without sleep, whereas from hunger it would take several weeks.The average life expectancy is 2,475,576,000 seconds. During this time we pronounce, on average, around 123,205,750 words.