Life has unexpected challenges, especially for parents. In today’s story, we’ll explore the depths of human emotions, question the weight of societal judgments, and witness the power of self-love and acceptance.
Bzzzzz. Ouch. There’s hardly a person who’s never been stung by a bee. It’s definitely not a pleasant feeling. But bees aren’t normally angry creatures — you probably just scared the little guy! These insects are super important for pollination. Their existence is one of the main reasons why our plants keep growing. Bees only sting when they feel threatened. If you get stung, it might mean you’ve come too close to them — or, more importantly, that you’ve come too close to their hive.
In the loud and hectic world, plants give us peace and quiet. They don’t yell, nor move, just sit there, silent. But... do they? What if I tell you that at this very moment your favorite cactus is kinda texting its plant buddies? And these messages could actually help us humans feed the world? What can plants possibly say to each other? All kinds of things. “Help!” or “Land here!” or “Get off!” or “My fruits are ripe!” And these messages aren’t just being sent by the big plants like trees; even little patches of moss can get quite chatty. Ah, by the way: if you’ve ever taken a whiff of freshly cut grass, you’ve actually been communicating with a plant!
“I didn’t think it was possible at my age. They call it a geriatric pregnancy,” Halle Berry opened up about having her second child when she was 47. The actress, who became a mother for the first time at 41, said that her pregnancy was unexpected. And according to Dr. Joshua U. Klein, medical director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York-Brooklyn, this makes sense since it’s estimated that after the age of 45, the chances of becoming pregnant without intervention decrease and reach 0.01%.
You’re just about to fluff up your pillows and get dressed in your favorite pajamas. You then set your alarm for the next day — it’s gonna ring in 8 hours. That should do the trick, isn’t that what the doctor suggested? But as the alarm starts ringing the next morning, you wake up feeling more tired than you were when you got into bed. Are those 8 hours of recommended sleep just a myth?
Have you ever experienced the sensation that your armpits smell a little, and you’re not sure why since you clean them very thoroughly? This can happen to the best of us, and sometimes it’s not because of something we are not doing but because of something we are doing incorrectly.
Fertility doctors have many conversations with their female patients about ovulation, as it’s an important part of their wish to get pregnant and have a baby. Surprisingly, predictable ovulation is not only important for women who are trying to conceive, but it also plays an important role in a woman’s overall health, whether the woman’s egg gets fertilized or not. With so many special devices and kits for detecting fertility, there are some other ways to tell if a woman is ready to conceive, and, surprisingly, her own body and mind send her the most vivid signs.
Acne really can determine what happened to your body and what health problems you may have. But in most cases, it is all caused by very simple lifestyle matters that can easily be changed right away. The thing to do is to figure out what triggered another pimple and what we can do today to prevent it from occurring in the future.
Pregnancy, even if it only lasts for around 9 full months, is a lifelong commitment and nothing short of a miracle. The longest ever recorded pregnancy was 375 days, nearly 100 days over the average of 280 days. Carrying a child is not a one-size-fits-all journey. Some parts of it are widely talked about — morning sickness, increased urination, smell sensitivity — but then there are the other things that no one mentions.Keeping it real is something we at Bright Side believe in, and here are 17 honest tips women wish they knew before becoming pregnant.
Postpartum depression is a long-term mental illness that many new mothers endure following childbirth. Few people are aware of this, yet moms suffer from it after giving birth. They are unable to tell others about their struggles with stress, worry, and anxiety. Doctors say that about 10% of new mothers fall into this trap.Bright Side would like to talk about 14 famous moms who were strong enough to talk openly about their postpartum experiences.
Pregnancy is not only one of the precious periods of life but also a subject of numerous old wives’ tales that may differ from country to country. Probably every pregnant woman has heard something related to the assumption that the gender of her future baby can be predicted by her food preferences or the day of conception. In reality, most of these assumptions are just myths that many people still believe in.
You feel strong, and you know abs are there. You have been working out, and you can even feel them beneath the skin. But for some reason, they’re just not popping out. Maybe your abs are terribly shy. Or just plain stubborn. Or, and bear with us here, maybe there is another explanation and something practical you can do about it.
Immersing your body in cold water is nothing new, since people have been doing hydrotherapy for centuries. However, you can’t do this at home — you have to go to a specialist who can help you. But anyone can take cold showers at home and enjoy the resulting benefits. They might not be the most comfortable thing in the world, but you can try and see how showering under cold water affects your well-being.
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.
It comes as natural as breathing, it occurs about 10 to 15 times per minute, and we spend around 10 percent of our waking hours doing it. That’s closing our eyes during blinking! And apparently, it serves a lot more functions than “just” cleaning our eyes or keeping them moist and oxygenated.
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.
Childbirth is one of the most exciting events in our lives, but it also often comes with a mix of contrasting feelings that some women don’t expect. It can be so powerful and overwhelming that it can’t and shouldn’t be ignored. All of these celebrities have decided to speak about the less appealing side of having a child and the ways they managed to overcome it.
How much sleep you get may be just as important as exercise and what you eat. If you don’t get the necessary sleep your body requires, your brain will search for energy elsewhere, such as high-calorie foods and sugars. There are 2 hormones that control your appetite, one of which is known as the hunger hormone (ghrelin), and the other, as the fullness hormone (leptin). These 2 buddies are there to balance out your cravings, but lack of sleep makes them unbalanced.
Sweating helps balance your body’s temperature and is defined as “the release of a salt-based fluid from your sweat glands.” It can be caused by your emotional state, a serious medical condition, or even menopause and pregnancy (due to hormonal changes). The apocrine glands constantly release sweat, and when reaching the stage of puberty, there is an increase in hormones that make sweat glands more dynamic. Sweating through the apocrine glands usually starts right around puberty, and it doesn’t really end, so if you find yourself not sweating at all while hiking, this could be a sign of a health condition.
The Sun Salutation, known as the Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, is a set of 12 repetitive asanas said to come with a number of health benefits. For example, the inverted poses like the downward dog can help better blood flow and circulation. It’s a superb exercise, one that can be done minus any equipment, and one that can be modified for any age and proficiency level. And while much of yoga is steeped in legend, we bring you some scientific proof to our claims.
Our emotions affect the amount of stuff we have. For example, a study has discovered a link between the fear of decision-making and the tendency to accumulate clutter. However, even if you’re among the lucky ones who only own things that “spark joy,” it’s good to know when it’s time to replace certain everyday items for your health’s sake. We at Bright Side want to help you make sure that your house is completely safe, which is why we’ve found these 12 things you should throw away.
Many cat owners complain that their animals behave extremely badly: they push things off shelves, bite their humans aggressively when they pet them, and refuse to play with expensive toys. We get angry at our fluffy hooligans and oftentimes don’t realize that they are trying to say something or search for help from us with their behavior.
A person’s body and mind change drastically during their teenage years. Kids in this age group not only increase their skills for studying and remembering things, but also their inclination for taking risks, interest in dangerous entertainment, and tendency toward rash actions. Also, whirling hormones play a role too. It’s pretty hard to stay calm and compliant when they are brewing.
Fish contain a lot of different nutrients, including vitamins D and B12, omega-3, iodine, iron, niacin, and others. But not all kinds of fish are equally good for your health. Sometimes, stores sell fish that can not only ruin your dinner, but that can lead to health issues as well.
Today more and more people are deciding to go vegan. Not only can this change your body, but it can also have a positive impact on the planet. People who follow a vegan diet can experience some things differently from meat-eaters and vegetarians, from the health of their joints and bones to how well they sleep at night.
We might think that having a cold nose is just a sign of frostnip, but it might not always be the case, as it’s possible to experience having a cold nose even in warm environments. When this happens, it may be a sign that your body needs some extra attention. It got us thinking here at Bright Side, so we searched for other reasons why we might get a chilly nose aside from the weather.
As you get older, you might think it’s too late to try to lose weight. And it’s true that, with age, your metabolism can become slower and the change in your hormones can make you gain fat faster. However, this shouldn’t keep you from trying to get healthier, no matter how old you are. Because it definitely didn’t stop 20 Reddit users in their 40s, 50s, or even late 60s, from turning their life around!
Having excess fat accumulate around your waist is annoying. It lies deep in your torso and it can even pack around your intestines and liver. While having a chubby tummy may seem harmless, it doesn’t look appealing.
There are many women who run toward men their mothers always warned them about. It seems nature takes over these girls and pushes them to start dating boys with personalities that only mean trouble. Thanks to research, we now know why this happens and why good girls choose to date those who can easily get them into trouble.
Having children at a later age is becoming more common. The reasons for this may be different: career, the unreliability of a partner, the desire to live for yourself, or simply a lack of readiness for this responsibility. The most important thing here is that it’s your life and your choice. And if you decide that you want to become a mom after 40, then you should know about some advantages and possible drawbacks of a late pregnancy.
Anger is not just screaming and being in a bad mood. There are 3 types of anger. And each of them has its own symptoms, which include, for example, self-blame, risk-taking behavior, false tearfulness and many others. Therefore, anger is not as simple as it may seem. And its influence on us can be much more serious than an argument and a spoiled evening. One of the side effects is excess weight gain.
The average person cries around 16.5 gallons of tears during their lifetime, according to scientists. However, it seems that people prefer to bottle up their emotions and are sometimes even ashamed of them. But what if we were to tell you that emotional crying is another way to stop you from gaining extra weight? We think that this fact is enough to help us finally find the right exit for the gallons of tears that are buried deep inside our hearts.
Nearly 3 out of 4 young women avoid seeing a gynecologist when necessary because they’re embarrassed. Ladies, if you’re reading this, please know that your reproductive system is a miraculous force of nature and you should never feel ashamed of discussing its health.
In addition to a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, hormones might play a certain role in gaining weight. If you’ve been on one of the popular protein diets (meaning you eat only meat and have forgotten what carbs look like) for over a month now but your weight hasn’t changed, estrogen is probably to blame. In order to balance an excess of estrogen in your body, it’s recommended to minimize the consumption of products rich in protein.
Scientists have declared that physiognomy, the art of reading character from faces, is a fake science. However some researchers have proven that a face can deliver very important information about our personality. Carmen E. Lefevre from the University College London assures us that appearance is the product of genes, hormones, and lifestyle. This is why a human’s face can really be a mirror into our soul.
The journey through pregnacy can be hard for women. Their bodies are changing and their hormones are out of control. But we don’t really think about how many pregnant-wife-problems husbands face over the course of the pregnancy. They try to satisfy her food cravings and get used to her mood swings, all just to make her happy and help make the pregnancy experience really amazing.