Meat

Alicia Silverstone Explains Why She Doesn’t Let Her 12-Year-Old Son Eat Meat

Alicia Silverstone Explains Why She Doesn’t Let Her 12-Year-Old Son Eat Meat
Family & kids
7 months ago

There have been multiple cases around the world of children being hospitalized as a result of a vegan diet. Keeping your kids on a strict plant-based diet without providing any additional supplements might affect their health, but if the diet is carefully balanced, it may benefit their overall wellbeing. Alicia Silverstone firmly believes that her 12-year-old son Bear is a testament to excellent health due to his vegan diet.

Why the Products You’re Buying Are Getting Smaller

Why the Products You’re Buying Are Getting Smaller
Curiosities
5 months ago

Are chocolate bars really getting smaller as time goes by, or is it just an optical illusion? The truth is, it has nothing to do with packaging or the way these snacks are molded these days. Chocolate bars are indeed getting smaller. Some well-known brands have dropped off as much as 0.3 oz from their standard chocolate bar. When asked why, most companies tend to say it’s because of what consumers want. The answer is a bit more complicated than that. First, we have to look at the global chocolate market. People really do love chocolate, and the global demand for the sugary treat becomes larger each year. These days, we’re talking about a whopping 18,000 tons of chocolate per day, which translates to over 40 million bars. But in order to have chocolate, you first need to harvest cocoa beans.

10 Nasty Secrets That Hotel Staff Will Never Tell You

10 Nasty Secrets That Hotel Staff Will Never Tell You
Curiosities
year ago

Get ready for a shocker — behind the polished façade of hotels lies a world of secrets that the staff and management don’t want you to know. These nasty truths have been kept under wraps, from bed bugs and unclean linens to questionable food practices. But now, it’s time to expose the truth and reveal the hidden things lurking in your hotel room.

We Finally Know Why Grocery Stores Mist Produce (Don’t Buy It!)

We Finally Know Why Grocery Stores Mist Produce (Don’t Buy It!)
Tips & tricks
6 months ago

There’s a good reason the checkout lines are so tight. Let’s say you’re waiting there and, after you take one more look at your cart, you see there are certain things you don’t REALLY need, so it would be better not to buy them. So, you’re looking around trying to find a spot to leave them somewhere aside. Good luck with that!

8 Wild and Domesticated Species You Could Easily Confuse

8 Wild and Domesticated Species You Could Easily Confuse
Animals
10 months ago

Approximately 10,000 years ago, people in Mesopotamia started taming animals for food, dairy, and skins. The skins of the domesticated animals were utilized for creating garments, storage containers, and tents. Goats were likely the initial species to be domesticated, and sheep followed shortly after. As a result, the same animals started to look different, and it’s only natural that many people would have trouble telling the difference between wild and domesticated species.

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Make Your Food Taste Like Heaven

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Make Your Food Taste Like Heaven
Cooking
year ago

The art of cooking is like magic — we mix ingredients in different proportions and get a delicious result. But the most interesting thing is that some common seasonings can be used in a totally different way, resulting in a dish with remarkable flavor. Internet users shared the secret ingredients that help them cook like Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay.

14 Eastern Culinary Secrets That Can Add Some Spice to Your Cooking

14 Eastern Culinary Secrets That Can Add Some Spice to Your Cooking
Cooking
year ago

Middle Eastern cuisine is famous for its vivid colors and flavors. It is also renowned for its unusual cooking tricks that don’t require any exotic ingredients or spices and can be quickly adopted, even by beginners. So let’s look together at how to make our dishes more colorful with the help of some Middle Eastern cuisine secrets.

The Whole Village Disappeared Without Traces || The Anjikuni Mystery

The Whole Village Disappeared Without Traces || The Anjikuni Mystery
Curiosities
5 months ago

There’s a heavy snowstorm. The cold penetrates his bones. His legs are almost knee-deep in snow. Experienced hunter Joe Labelle makes his way through the forest, covering his face from the headwind. Any other person would have already fallen and screamed in despair, but not Joe Labelle. He can survive in any circumstances and always knows what to do. Right now, he’s heading to one of the villages in the far north of Canada.

We Found Out Which Foods We Should and Shouldn’t Wash Before Cooking

We Found Out Which Foods We Should and Shouldn’t Wash Before Cooking
Cooking
year ago

Some people think the kitchen should be spotless — the dishes should be washed, and all fruits and vegetables should be sorted by size. However, some foods, including vegetables, shouldn’t even be washed. We decided to find out what we should clean and soak and what we shouldn’t. And in the bonus section, we’ll explain why we ought to wash soda cans before drinking out of them.

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.

13 Everyday Actions We Think We’re Doing Right, but We’re Not

13 Everyday Actions We Think We’re Doing Right, but We’re Not

Sometimes, we are so used to doing a certain action that our mind does it automatically as if we were on autopilot. And we rarely stop to think about these everyday things. Most of us, brush our teeth as soon as we finish a meal. However, you will probably be surprised to know that you are not doing your oral health a favor when you do this. But, don’t worry — life is much simpler than you think.

10 Cool Food Hacks That Can Open Up a Whole New World for You

10 Cool Food Hacks That Can Open Up a Whole New World for You
Cooking
year ago

It is said that there are more than 2,000 varieties of fruits around the world, and chances are we don’t know most of them. There are also many things about our favorite products that might be right under our noses that we tend to ignore. We are here today to take a dive into our favorite foods and see how many things we actually don’t know about them.

12 Harmful Culinary Habits That Leave Us Disappointed With Our Homemade Dishes

12 Harmful Culinary Habits That Leave Us Disappointed With Our Homemade Dishes
Cooking
year ago

Sometimes, even a huge bunch of culinary knowledge can’t protect you from making disappointing mistakes. The thing is, we often act according to our habits and don’t question our methods, believing that it is simply impossible to do better. Due to this, our pancakes are like rubber, our rice is too sticky, and our ground meat turns out dry and tough.

18 Tips From Chefs That Will Help You Spot a Bad Restaurant From a Mile Away

18 Tips From Chefs That Will Help You Spot a Bad Restaurant From a Mile Away
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

We all have a favorite restaurant that we like to go to, either because of the good service of the people who serve us or because of the seasoning of the food they serve. However, there are some details that, as customers, we may not notice at first glance, but that some chefs have shared as warning signs to take into consideration to know if the place where we go to eat is good or not.

10 Cooking Mistakes We Often Make Without Noticing

10 Cooking Mistakes We Often Make Without Noticing
Cooking
2 years ago

Are you more of a skilled cook, or more like the kind of person who blames the stove when things go wrong? If you chose the second option, you should know that you are not alone. Often, habit, speed, or even some myths that we have believed when it comes to preparing something, makes your dishes not as tasty as you expected.

5 Reasons Why It’s Good to Take Melatonin and How to Do It

5 Reasons Why It’s Good to Take Melatonin and How to Do It
Health
2 years ago

Melatonin is also known as the hormone of sleep, because its production is directly related to the amount of light we receive. It is found naturally in our body and is synthesized through tryptophan, an essential amino acid that the body cannot produce on its own — it must be obtained from food and is of vital importance, as it is necessary for growth and development.

9 Chinese Kitchen Tips That Even Professional Chefs Would Appreciate

9 Chinese Kitchen Tips That Even Professional Chefs Would Appreciate

Some people see cooking as something boring and others treat it as an entertaining process. But every person that spends time over the stove cooking food tries to make their meal tastier, healthier, and better-looking. Using certain cooking tricks, you can achieve these goals. And the tricks might come from different cultures.

10 Seemingly Harmless Purchases That Actually Might Destroy Your Budget

10 Seemingly Harmless Purchases That Actually Might Destroy Your Budget
Tips & tricks
2 years ago

Very often, people underestimate the role of small expenses. This is why we often get a feeling that when we’re trying to create savings, we need to cut down on certain types of expenses. But, in fact, most of the time, what we really have to do is analyze our habits and try to find cheaper alternatives. And sometimes, this can be very good for more than just saving money.

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Meat

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Meat
Health
2 years ago

Although meat is an important part of one’s diet, eating too much of it might be harmful to your health. This doesn’t mean that you should cut those delicious steaks from your lunch completely, but it is good to be informed about what an excessive intake of meat can do to your body.

30 Bright Side Readers Shared the Best (and Strangest) Stories of Their Pregnancy

30 Bright Side Readers Shared the Best (and Strangest) Stories of Their Pregnancy
People
3 years ago

Pregnancy is a unique moment in the life of any woman, and any couple. Therefore, each person experiences it in a different way, and the same situation gives rise to extremely diverse stories and anecdotes. Our readers were encouraged to share some memories of these special moments, from the moment they found out they were pregnant to the strangest cravings they had to cope with for 9 months.

20+ Stunning Facts About Life in Switzerland That We Didn’t Know

20+ Stunning Facts About Life in Switzerland That We Didn’t Know
Places
2 years ago

For several years, Switzerland has been considered to be the best country to live in. It’s not surprising: this is a country of comfort and stunning nature. You can finish working at the office and in 15 minutes, you can be swimming in a lake. But, aside from the famous breathtaking landscapes, tasty chocolate, and reliable banks, the country has something else to surprise its visitors with.

15+ Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave

15+ Foods You Shouldn’t Reheat in a Microwave
Cooking
3 years ago

The microwave is a wonderful device that saves us invaluable time. Food heats up faster in it than it does on the stove or in the oven, and you don’t need to control the process. Just choose the mode, set the timer, and you can look forward to your future meal. But not all dishes are microwave-friendly. Some of them may deteriorate during the cooking process while others can form substances harmful to our health.

13 Table Manners That Only True Ladies Know About

13 Table Manners That Only True Ladies Know About
Tips & tricks
3 years ago

From time to time, we all go to restaurants where we are supposed to show our good table manners. Norms of behavior like not keeping your elbows on the table, holding a knife in your right hand, and not talking with a full mouth are well-known. But there are many more rules than you might think and not knowing them might damage your reputation.

9 Ways to Regrow Your Hair Naturally and Forget About Bald Spots

9 Ways to Regrow Your Hair Naturally and Forget About Bald Spots
Health
3 years ago

A minor loss of some hair daily is normal for many people, especially for those who’ve undergone weight loss, given birth, experienced daily stress, or had different medical conditions. However, due to certain factors, it can sometimes turn into excessive hair loss and cause baldness. Luckily, there are some easy and effective ways to save your hair and even make it stronger.

9 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds Around the House

9 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds Around the House
Tips & tricks
3 years ago

Coffee lovers might have a lower risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, according to researchers — as well as a lower risk of suffering from depression. But there are even more powers hidden in this fruit, aside from health benefits, energy, and good taste. Believe it or not, coffee is also very helpful in terms of your household.

20+ Cool Cooking Hacks I Learned at a High-End Culinary School

20+ Cool Cooking Hacks I Learned at a High-End Culinary School
Cooking
3 years ago

I love spending time in the kitchen, but I was never going to become a professional chef. However, I did want to cook tasty and beautiful dishes, try more new recipes, and learn some cool kitchen hacks from real cooking masters. I read books, watched tutorials from famous chefs, and ended up attending high-end cooking classes.

15 Simple Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer

15 Simple Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer
Cooking
3 years ago

You search through your fridge to find the fresh products you bought a week ago but you end up finding rotten and wilted produce. Luckily there are simple hacks that you can start practicing. Now you will learn how to properly store bacon, how to make your carrots last longer, and more.

26 Meals That Chefs and Waiters Would Never Order in a Restaurant

26 Meals That Chefs and Waiters Would Never Order in a Restaurant
Cooking
year ago

75% of cafe and restaurant visitors go there because they don’t want to spend their free time cooking food and they prefer to eat out with their friends. And about 45% of people will eat out at least twice a week. However, it is better to avoid some meals in order to not do any harm to your health.

20+ Shameless Cats Whose Owners Could Use a Chill Pill

20+ Shameless Cats Whose Owners Could Use a Chill Pill
Animals
4 years ago

On average, cats sleep 15 hours per day. The rest of the time, they’re thinking about what to eat — some sour cream, a piece of meat, or a spider that they saw on the balcony. Of course, these fluffy guys don’t forget to spend some of the night running around like crazy. They also plan to do new and unexpected things.

7 Popular Foods That Can Mess With Your Kidneys

7 Popular Foods That Can Mess With Your Kidneys
Health
4 months ago

Kidneys play a very important role in your body — they are in charge of removing waste through urine, producing hormones, and filtering out toxins and extra fluid in your blood. That’s why you should take good care of your kidneys and try to keep them healthy. Sadly, some foods can harm them and affect their normal functioning if eaten in excess.

12 Foods That Can Harm You If You Eat Them at the Wrong Time

12 Foods That Can Harm You If You Eat Them at the Wrong Time
Health
year ago

Nowadays, the average person in the US consumes about 20% more calories than their ancestors did in the last century, according to research. And although people are getting more conscious about their diet, it’s not always easy to get all the healthy eating rules right. For example, eating apples at the wrong time can actually cause bowel problems instead of improving your digestion. Luckily, it’s not rocket science, and the basic rules are pretty easy to follow.