Kids tend to feel anxious before their first day of school, but it’s not just them. Moms may also experience some apprehension when dropping them off at school. Lena Nersesian has more reason than most to be anxious about taking her daughter to daycare, and we’ll tell you why.
“Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear best friend! Happy birthday to you!!!” You’re so excited! All your friends and relatives are here! Your adult life has just begun! You’ve graduated from several colleges, got a driver’s license for all kinds of vehicles, and read several thousands of books! You’re full of energy! And you’re only 80 years old! You blow out the candles with this number on your birthday cake.Your parents are here. They are more than two hundred years old. Your best friend has recently celebrated 112 years, and your younger brother is only 75. And you all look young for this age. Welcome to the world where the average human lives 400 years!
We used to think that women had a tendency to display their emotions more openly than men. Of course, everyone is different and some men can be very emotional and easily say what they feel. Still, researchers try to investigate why guys don’t express themselves like women do.
Will rock crush scissors this time? Or will paper cover rock? This is your final attempt at escaping your chores for a month. If your sister wins, you’ll be the one doing them for both of you. Seconds away from that decisive throw, you slow down to think it over. Rock, paper, scissors’ origins date back to the times of the Chinese Han dynasty [206 BCE — 220 AD]. It became more as we know it today in 17th century Japan and had spread worldwide by the early 20th century. Some say it’s a silly random game of chance for two. Others call it a strategic system with a strong psychological foundation. They compete in championships and tournaments for those who take it seriously. If you wanna win one of those, you need to know a thing or two to build your success strategy.
This one might shock iPhone fans: (Oh no! Calm down, it’ll be okay.) go to settings, privacy, location services, scroll down, tap system services, and choose significant locations. Your phone knows not only where you live, but also where you work, where your favorite supermarket is, and other places you visit frequently. If it makes you feel uncomfortable, just turn it off.
Not all that shines is gold, and not all the real estate agencies’ offers are as good as they might seem. Hey, wanna know what real estate agents are hiding from us? Here are some of the tricks you should know before renting or even buying a new house.
Yuval Robichek draws comics that are deceptively simple and genuinely funny. Without a single word, his works tell a story about subtle features of our psychology and modern society. The truth is that even with all the absurdity of the world, there are still plenty of reasons to smile.
Sometimes life throws wonderful surprises at us, and these 6 celebrities are living proof. Several years ago, they thought they would work in hospitals helping other people, but then, all of a sudden, things turned upside down. Now they’re smiling at cameras and posing on the red carpet — who would’ve ever thought?
Have you ever noticed you sometimes make choices you can hardly explain? Well, psychology did all the work for you. But before we jump into the world of mind traps, how about a short, one-question quiz?
Most parents out there are trying to be good moms and dads and have full-time jobs. According to psychology, every parent is capable of experiencing parental burnout. That’s why we, as parents, need all the help we can get, so we’re bringing you some of the best parenting hacks to help ease the workload.
Pets are often referred to as the “fur babies” of their owners. But some pets and their owners share such an uncanny resemblance that it’s impossible not to wonder if they were separated at birth. Let’s discover how science and psychology explain this phenomenon.
Parents may notice one day that their kid loves makeup. Your offspring may be deeply intrigued by sparkly lip gloss, shiny eyeshadow, or the fluffy brushes from your makeup box. All these tools allow them to unleash their creativity on their cute faces and create wonderful masterpieces that may sometimes shock and stun their parents. Let’s take a look at what specialists think about this washable, temporary way for kids to explore their creative side.
Psychology tells us that the world changes quickly because human connections are now stronger and better. We wouldn’t be acting like we live under a rock because we got the best of human communication amplified by the internet. We learn a lot of things, even over the course of a day, because a stranger online decided to share a random fact that we somehow didn’t know of before.
Being a great parent can be extra fun when play is put into action. Psychology even tells us that being too serious as a mom or dad can take the joy out of the relationship. That’s why letting your kids take charge is the best way to go, with some moderation. And some parents can’t get enough of it.
A growing number of men these days are steering clear of marriage. It might be easy to classify these people as those who simply want to live without ever settling down, but that is not always the case for why men do not want to get married. There are a lot of psychological and societal reasons for it that might surprise you.
We may all feel insecure or uncertain when we begin new relationships, wondering if someone really likes us. None of us are mind readers, but our bodies and psychology can be telling. Luckily, there are some signs that clearly answer this question and can subtly let us know how someone really feels about us. At Bright Side, we want you to be at ease and confident in your relationships. So we’re sharing these little-known signs to look out for in new relationships.
Socrates once said: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” But the thing is, very few of us actually discuss ideas on a daily basis and instead talk about our relationships with others. This is the way we interact with friends, family, and people in our close circle. And surprisingly, this type of communication is an essential part of the evolution of language.
Psychology tells us that what we become when we grow up is mostly because of our upbringing and great genes. And some people hit the jackpot in the genetic lottery and receive unconditional love from their families. And others manage to find fame thanks to their parents’ unwavering support.
Many of us have come across random events during our day that make us think we’re either the luckiest person in the world or that we have horrible luck. But a lot of these coincidences just have to do with psychology — research says these events have more to do with your positive attitude rather than just mere chance. So, the next time you think you’re lucky, you might just be more open to new opportunities in life.For these people that Bright Side came across, fate swings both ways and either made their day or made them groan internally.
Studies show that about 60% to 70% of adults have ghosted someone at some point in their life. Be it a relationship or an acquaintance, confrontation seems to be the hard way to get things done for a lot of people. But what is “ghosting” and why does this phenomenon appear, is what we’re really interested in. We have put together a few reasons that might help you recognize and avoid this situation.
We all experience quarrels with our loved ones and can come across problems along the way. But according to one study, avoiding an argument increases tension and stress levels. That’s why we should learn how to remain calm in the face of disagreements with our loved ones so that in the end, we can forgive that person and continue to love them.At Bright Side, we compiled some methods and tips for successfully resolving a conflict and staying calm during these uncomfortable scenarios.
Psychology tells us that advanced intellect in children is manifested in quick and clever responses to adult questions and conversations. Although witty, kids’ adorable and naive answers never fail to crack us up in a good way.
Psychology tells us that some everyday things we do, when done excessively, are eventually harmful to our bodies. That’s why turning things down every once in a while might be a good idea, keeping in mind that sometimes less is more.
There are many reasons why we suddenly experience career shifts. And they’re totally normal! Maybe that’s why our favorite stars decided to heed the curtain call and choose the limelight instead of pursuing the degrees they prepared for in college. It would be a whole lot different to picture them in desk jobs, in labs, or even in the field aside from the projects they star in.
Our brains have a unique ability to seek and find patterns, psychology says. This means that if we develop a habit of acting in a certain way, we will most likely stick to this way every time. However, sometimes people find unexpectedly clever solutions to ordinary things, and the result turns out to be nothing short of a masterpiece.
One in every 10 parents admitted to having a favorite child, a survey says. It may still be considered a big taboo in the parenting handbook, but favoritism is a reality that many folks deal with. And according to specialists, parents who have a preferred kid don’t need to go on a guilt trip just yet. Because it is not all bad — if handled properly, that is.
Each couple has their own understanding of what good and bad relationships are. While some would think arguing about everything is harmful, others find great pleasure in a difference of opinion. However, there are some behaviors that fall into the 2 categories of unhealthy relationships, according to psychological research.
Mysteries have always been very alluring to people, and psychology has the answer on why this is the case. It’s simply because people’s brains can roam free in any direction they want in order to find the solution. They also use their imagination in a way that is unlike what they usually do in their everyday lives. So, from riddles and visual puzzles to unknown objects, people seem to like a good challenge.
Communicating and setting up a rapport with people can be challenging for everyone at times. Whether it’s in the workplace, in your community, or with family, applying these psychological tricks can help in creating a smooth relationship with the people around you.
If you are more or less impatient in your everyday life, your brain is maybe to blame. A psychology professor found neurological differences in frontal lobe functions between people who can keep their cool and those on the more expressive side.Bright Side presents to you 15 situations that can make a stone grow legs and exit the scene in frustration.
Some methods of upbringing get a very firm position in society, and they’re passed down from generation to generation and are used habitually since everyone was raised this way. However, when looking back, modern people start to notice that some upbringing methods should actually be reconsidered.
Images are a great way for psychologists to find out about your personality and subconscious. But it depends on what you spot first when looking at an illustration. Specifically, this psychological test will tell you about your unconscious fears and what triggers them.
You may have heard that humans only use 10% of the brain, but this is actually a myth. The majority of our brain is almost always active, even during sleep. But it still plays tricks on us, even if we don’t realize it.
Parenting is not easy, especially during times when your little one refuses to listen or eat their veggies. To get their little ones to behave, some parents resort to reverse psychology techniques, a persuasive method to get someone to do something by suggesting an opposite action (because humans don’t like being told what to do).
Each of us has likely heard encouraging pieces of advice that actually made us feel worse. “Don’t overthink it, everything is going to be fine,” or “Don’t be sad, other people have it even worse!” Such phrases aren’t really helpful, but instead, they encourage us to avoid our problems and suppress true feelings.
If someone calls you selfish, it may not feel like a compliment. But this feature of your character can actually make you a better person, psychology experts say. Psychologists claim it’s in our nature to think and care about our own needs first. This instinct has developed a bad reputation, however, and has become the source of negative emotions, like fear and blame.