South Korea is a country that seems to be living in the future. With public park benches that wirelessly charge your phone, ramen cup-shaped hotel rooms, poop-themed cafes, and fingerprint-recognition door locks, it’s clear that innovation is at the forefront of their culture. In this article, we’ll explore some of the fascinating ways South Korea is leading the way in technological advancements and unique experiences.
Life expectancy for Canadians with Down syndrome has more than doubled in the past 40 years due to medical advancements. However, the misconception that individuals with Down syndrome don’t live into their senior years still persists. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society and photographer Hilary Gauld’s photo essay “Here I Am” challenges this idea by showcasing seniors and adults with Down syndrome alongside pictures of themselves as children.
Let’s do a little experiment together, shall we? Do you have any old family photo albums lying around? Try to look for your parents’ or grandparents’ photos. If possible, search for photos where they’re the same age as you are today. You’ll see that even though you might look similar, there will be something odd about these pictures. Your family members appear to look older than you do today. Sure, you probably think it might have something to do with their hairstyles — those may not be fashionable anymore. Or with vintage-looking clothes. But even if we don’t take it into consideration, people still looked older back then.
The average life expectancy of a dog is between 10 to 13 years, although it can vary depending on the dog’s breed and size. But a few pups seem adamant about going far beyond our expectations and even breaking records, like Bluey, who used to be considered the oldest dog ever after living to the age of 29 years and 5 months. Now, a new furry best friend has come to take that crown.
Hey there, Bright Siders. My name is Tom, and today I welcome you to have a peak into the future. Let’s imagine it’s your Birthday, and the entire family is here to celebrate. It’s a nice group of 562 people. Perfect — it takes a village to put down 1,000 candles. You cooked that 40 layer cake and built that house yourself. With the new average life expectancy, you have enough time to master any hobby in the world.
All dogs owners swear by the positive effects their fluffy companions have on them, and now we have scientific evidence to support that claim. In fact, numerous studies have shown that owning a dog does wonders for your well-being, looks, and life expectancy.
Japan is in 1st place in life expectancy among all the countries in the world. If the average lifespan in Switzerland is approximately 83.4, in Japan it’s 84.3. However, the main thing is not just to live long, but to live happily and in a healthy way.
When most of us watch a historical movie, we expect to learn something about what life was like at the time. Unfortunately, movies may be doing quite the opposite! Often movies and TV shows over exaggerate what things were like just for the spectacle.
A centenarian is a person who’s lived for 100 or more years. Jeanne Calment was one of those people. Reaching this age is so rare that many skeptics don’t believe it’s even possible. Some of them even came up with a theory that Calment died and her daughter impersonated her for the rest of her life. Whether this is true or not, the story of Jeanne Calment is definitely worth a read.
Each year, around 60,000 children are adopted by American families. This means that 1 out of 50 children that are waiting for adoption gets to find a loving and supportive family. While we know that a child has to be very lucky to be adopted because not every one of them does, a study suggests that adoptive parents are just as lucky to have them in their lives.
In 1950, the average life expectancy was only 46 years old. And in 2019, it already jumped to 72.5 years old. Needless to say that during this time the perception of age has radically changed, and being 30-40 years old in the modern world is considered to be in the prime of your life.
The oldest dog in the world lived for more than 29 years. It would be even more impressive to calculate this number in human years, and at this point there is only one issue — the formula. Luckily, scientists can help us with this study. And it’s not about 7 year rule anymore.
Perhaps lots of people would love to live for over a century. Humans might be able to live up to more or less than 100 years, but the number might pale in comparison to the life expectancy of some animals. Some animals have surprised us with unexpectedly long lives, especially, a turtle that could have met Darwin back when he was still traveling to the Americas or a parrot that “spoke” to Winston Churchill.
This elderly gentleman has lived through a lot in his lifetime. He’s seen 7 monarchs on the British throne, the invention of light bulbs and motorized cars, the completion of the Eiffel Tower, and the first skyscraper! But despite all that, Jonathan The Tortoise is still active and not at all tired of living his life.
Next time someone complains about how much you talk, consider it good news. Communicating extensively not only helps you create and nurture deeper social bonds and express yourself more accurately, experts believe it might also be a predictor of a long life expectancy.
In addition to being born during the most festive month of the year, there’s a lot more that December babies are blessed with. According to a study, these winter angels have multiple advantages over the rest of us and tend to live a longer, happier life.
Despite the fact that plague pandemics appeared in both the Middle Ages and in the modern world, the fiercest and most destructive was the one that ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing a third of the European population of that time — about 25 million people! But it didn’t just bring on death: after the end of the pandemic, Europe started to change so significantly that the consequences of those events still have an impact on our lives today.
Remember back in the day when we were children, one of the things we hated the most was washing dishes or cleaning our rooms. It’s no wonder since there is nothing fun or pleasant about household chores. And we were able to somehow avoid these activities in childhood and still have everything in apple-pie order (thanks to our parents). But this trick doesn’t work anymore since we are grown-ups now. However, we’re sure you won’t want to avoid these anymore once we tell you that mopping the floor can actually help you live longer.
Stories of the elixir of youth or the Philosopher’s stone have stirred the minds of people for many centuries. In the age of science, we have finally figured out that aging is determined by our genes, and the only thing we can do is to accept that we’re going to age, and sooner or later it will show. But Australian scientist David Sinclair believes that aging is a disease and that it can actually be treated.
Reschedule that girl’s night out, for a mom’s night out, and you may be gifting her with a little extra time. A study found that when we hang out with people we love, it makes them thrive, even in the latter part of their lives. And guess who your mom loves the most... exactly, you!
Scientists at Stanford University have conducted a study that revealed some secrets that can help us live up to 95 years. Several results of other studies let us take a closer look at everyday things from a different angle — like your shoes, for example. It turns out that these things can have a significant impact on your life expectancy.
The world is an amazing place. Just when it seems that you’ve seen everything, it surprises you with something new. Even ordinary things sometimes turn our worlds upside down when we see them from an unusual angle. For example, it turns out that 1/10 of the world’s gold reserves belongs to Indian housewives, and there are people from a village that have a sleeping sickness causing them to fall asleep for an entire week! How can we get that disease?
Raising a child is a precious and wonderful journey that can bring happiness and joy as well as challenges and worries, regardless of your age. So is there such a thing as the "right time" to become a mom? New research has found that getting pregnant after the age of 35 has great benefits.
Do you look older than you are? Besides genetics, there are many factors that contribute to your perceived age. Bright Side would like to share 10 habits you have to ditch to look younger without botox or cosmetic surgery. Remember that it’s never too late to start, so make these lifestyle changes now.