A noticeable trend has emerged in marriage and relationships in recent years — women leaving their husbands to marry other women. This cultural shift challenges traditional norms and prompts us to reevaluate our understanding of love, commitment, and societal expectations. This article explores the reasons behind this phenomenon, highlighting the evolving landscape of relationships and the increasing acceptance of diverse expressions of love.
For a mom-to-be, the excitement and anticipation for the new addition to the family are undeniable. Despite being a deeply personal journey, at some point the news of pregnancy would be spread, and the woman’s decisions regarding her own baby may sometimes be met with curious glances and raised eyebrows, even spark some unexpected reactions... Unsure of whom to turn to for guidance and support, this pregnant lady shared her unique experience with the online community.
Having 3 or more children has an impact on the brain equivalent to 6.2 years of aging. In comparison, parents with just 2 children are sharper cognitively than those with 3. There’s no doubt that having children brings both stress and joy, and researchers have shed light on how parenthood affects our mental abilities.
Rikkie Valerie Kolle made history on Sunday, July 9th, when she became the first-ever transgender winner of Miss Netherlands. The 22-year-old model now has a good chance to continue breaking barriers if she manages to get crowned Miss Universe 2023.
Wait, can you hear that? Sounds like someone’s knocking on your door. And you aren’t expecting anyone. Well, maybe that’s just your neighbor come to ask for some garden tools again. You get up to go downstairs, but then you hear the noise of metal scratching in the keyhole. You stop, frozen in fear.Seconds later, you can hear the door clicking. The problem is that you live alone. First, let’s make sure there really is someone in the house. But you should be very quiet in case there’s a burglar. Look outside the house to search for traces. Can you see anything suspicious?Is there an unknown vehicle close to your house? Maybe you can spot some footsteps or broken window? Was the fence gate open? There might also be hints inside the house. But be careful if you’re looking for them: make sure you can’t be seen. Maybe there’re some lights off that are usually on. Or maybe there’s some mud on the floor that wasn’t there before.
A sorrowful mother was at a store, carefully picking flowers to tend to her baby’s grave. While she knelt to arrange the flowers, a stranger approached her, sharing news that would profoundly impact her life. Right there in the store, the stranger revealed that she was expecting a baby, something the grieving mother never thought she would experience again.
In June 2023, the digital issue of Glamour UK was published and on the cover it featured Logan Brown, a transgender activist and author. Logan spoke about his upbringing and his journey into finding out who he really was. Of course, the moment that made him gain fame was when he found out he was pregnant and announced it on his TikTok account. After going through a whirlwind of emotions, he and his partner came to peace with it and couldn’t wait to meet their new baby.
From her early rise to fame in movies like “The Parent Trap” and “Mean Girls,” Lindsay became a subject of intense media attention, often overshadowing her talent. However, these heartwarming images of her growing belly not only celebrate her impending motherhood but also symbolize her resilience and ability to overcome the challenges of her past.
Have you ever wondered why you seem to have specific quirks, features, or abilities utterly different from your family members? Well, it turns out that some of these traits may have been inherited from only one parent — either your mom or your dad. So, forget about the classic nature vs nurture debate for a moment, and let’s dive into the fascinating world of genetics.
Fathers feel more joy when spending time and interacting with their children. They also tend to experience less stress than mothers when it comes to taking care of their children. It seems that fathers may have a unique way of parenting that enables them to have more fun and enjoyable experiences with their children, which could result in lower overall stress levels.
Wait, can you hear that? Sounds like someone’s knocking on your door. And you aren’t expecting anyone. Well, maybe that’s just your neighbor come to ask for some garden tools again. You get up to go downstairs, but then you hear the noise of metal scratching in the keyhole. You stop, frozen in fear. Seconds later, you can hear the door clicking. The problem is that you live alone.
As our society progresses, previously impossible or frowned-upon concepts are now accepted and normalized. However, some people still struggle to accept and reveal certain aspects of their true selves. Fearing judgment from friends, family, or the public, they conceal their true identities. It’s essential to come to terms with one’s identity as it can bring comfort, relief, and love at any age.
In the modern world, many women choose to become mothers later in life. And celebrities are no exception here. Some of them decided to become first-time mothers in their forties or later, and they are so happy to welcome their much-anticipated babies.
The pregnancy glow is real! Ever since she shared the exciting news in October last year, Hillary Swank has been all smiles. The beloved actress, who got pregnant for the first time at the age of 48, gave many women new hope for motherhood after 40. While the star admits she always thought she’d become a mom someday, Hilary waited patiently until everything started to fall into place.
Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, and some easily overcome life’s obstacles with the help and support of their nearest and dearest. But some life stories and roads to success start with complete loneliness, struggle, and even rejection. Our featured heroine is a vivid example of how a person can overcome deep pain and loss in their life, and instead of breaking to pieces, they can climb the ladder to stardom.
When it comes to romance, society has many rules that define who we should and should not date. Yet, Susan Sarandon strongly believes that listening to our hearts is much more important than any boundaries set by others. In fact, the Hollywood star, who is turning 76 this year, has always been drawn to younger men, proving that age is just a number and what really matters is how young we feel.
There’s a phenomenon called “pareidolia,” where our mind tricks us into seeing faces in inanimate objects. But that’s not all, as one recent study claims that in those illusory faces we can recognize age, emotion, and gender. Fortunately, the Internet has plenty of fun examples for those who find this ability amusing or have yet to experience it.
When you foster a child, you discover a sense of love that knows no bounds. As you foster more children, your heart will keep expanding to embrace this love. Jared Prochnow and his husband, Matthew Foster, are great examples of adoptive parents who’ve already devoted most of their lives to giving kids in need more hope for a better life.
While being something other than straight and cisgender is becoming more and more accepted, coming out can still be a very hard and scary decision to make. Always being in the spotlight, celebrities can also struggle with revealing their true identity to their fans.
Actors in Shakespeare’s day would cross-dress as women in order to play female roles. Nowadays, many actors dress as a different gender to challenge themselves, shake up stereotypes, and stretch the minds of their audience. Though it’s not easy to transform from the feminine to the masculine side or vice versa and nail the role convincingly, these 12 stars were brave enough to do both. In fact, some of them even wound up winning prestigious awards for their efforts.
Humans and chimps are more similar to each other than men and women. This is so...untrue. In fact, men and women can be about 99.7% similar. But, man, that 0.3% makes us quite different and adds some specific features to our lives.
Men usually claim that they don’t understand the opposite gender. Women’s mysterious ways have always been a tough-nut-to-crack, so a couple of ingenious Reddit users have been sharing what they’ve learned from living with a woman. Make sure you get to the last comment, it will surely melt your heart!
Stilettos, a stylish ensemble, and glamorous makeup are not usually things that you would expect to see on a monk. Well, Kodo Nishimura is anything but ordinary. He is ancient and trendy at the same time. And he is blurring the lines of societal biases by proving that life is not just black and white — it can be a palette of rainbow colors too.
Every single thing in our bodies is influenced by our gender, from our cells to our organs. Not only is this because men and women have different hormones, but also because the cells in our bodies interpret DNA distinctively, and ultimately decide our gender for us.
In biology class, we learned that we inherit 50% of our DNA from our mothers and 50% from our fathers. This biological fact, however, does not mean that each parent passes on an equal amount of physical characteristics and genetic characteristics to their child. In fact, children are 60% more likely to inherit active traits from their fathers simply because nature prefers to express those genes.
In an industry as old as fashion, there were always new trends to catch up to, and particular colors or textures that became our wardrobe’s “must-haves.” Modern life has shown us that this approach has expired, there is no longer a single way to dress that works for all — we are, with all of our flaws and charms, our own unique selves. Dressing up is not age-based and a portrayal of fashion should not be either. This is the idea that brings these 5 bold women together. And today at Bright Side, we were very inspired by them, and we’d like to share the stories of these influencer trailblazers with you.
Harry Styles made headlines when he decided to wear a dress during a photoshoot for Vogue magazine. But in reality, dresses and skirts were often worn by men in the past. Other items as well, like leggings and high heels, have a much more complex history than it might seem at first glance. Many items that were once considered masculine were adopted by women, and this can also be true the other way around.
While genetics are a strong indication of the way kids will look once they are born, they are not everything. For example, 2 black parents can give birth to a white baby no matter how small the odds are. Also, a kid can be born with bright blue eyes while neither of their parents has that same characteristic. The bottom line is that anything is possible and science has an explanation for everything.
If we were to ask our grandmothers what it was like to be pregnant a long time ago, we would surely be surprised with the answers. Today, thanks to advances and changes in society, we have access to more information, and many things that are common in pregnancy were unimaginable decades ago.
Cult movie images stay in our minds for a long time. Moreover, if a historical character appears on the screen, viewers become sure that this is how that person looked in real life. For example, thanks to cinematography many people are sure that Vikings were true savages who didn’t bathe and who braided their hair.
According to statistics, more than 50% of men and women start getting grey hair when they are over the age of 30. And after the age of 50, about 95% of people go grey. Interestingly, gender only determines that: men usually get grey temples, and women, near the forehead. It’s quite natural to have grey hair but society is only just learning to treat this as the norm.
According to psychologists, disciplining children is absolutely necessary; this way, they’re more likely to have better social skills, friends, confidence, and self-sufficiency. However, when it comes to the royal family, rules (both spoken and unspoken) seem to regulate every step of its members, including the children.
Dads are some of the most important people in the world. They care for their kids, raise them, and are increasingly becoming stay-at-home parents. But it turns out they pay more attention to their daughters, and their behavior and brain are under the influence of their kids’ gender.
While the number of men and women has been almost the same, families who have kids of only one gender always leave people wondering why this happens. 60% of parents in the US have more than one child, and many people are scratching their heads about why they have multiple children of the same gender and how they can possibly have a boy or a girl.
While some people hesitate when it comes to whether they should try a new hairstyle or not, others dare to go for more radical changes in order to find their true selves. Changing gender is definitely a decision that requires a lot of thinking and weighing of all the pros and cons. Maybe that’s why those who can listen to what their heart says and go for this uneasy procedure, drum up so much admiration and respect.
The moment you receive the news that you’re pregnant and that you’re actually bringing a human being into this world can be one of the most exciting and beautiful moments of our lives. But then comes the matter of the name. Suddenly, everyone around you feels like they have a say in this. On top of that, you’re probably not making this decision on your own. Your significant other might have a thing or 2 to say about this. That’s why it’s not weird to spend months (or even years) looking for the perfect name for both a girl and a boy, just in case.