I used to love summer before I had a baby because it meant vacation time. I could relax at the sea, camp in the forests, or explore ancient cities. My husband and I didn’t need much comfort, and we could plan a trip spontaneously 2 hours before the train left. But after having a baby, we learned that vacations are not so simple. Especially with a family.
A few months ago, 55-year-old Céline Dion revealed that she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome which is a rare neurological condition. Recently, Dion’s older sister, Claudette, provided an update on her sister’s health, and the news deeply saddened us.
Has it ever happened to you that you’re enjoying your vacation at the beach when suddenly you find a strange animal buried in the sand? In most cases, you examine the specimen and continue your vacation. But what would you do if you found the creature alive? This is what happened to a swimmer in Mexico, who was able to record an unknown creature walking along the seashore.
Wham-bam! Something crashes to the floor. Glass shatters. In the silence and pitch-black darkness of your bedroom, the clatter is deafening. You’re almost certain it’s still too early to wake up yet. Grunting, you stretch your hand and grab your phone. 3.15 AM. You gotta be kidding me. Argh! This CAT!
You’re relaxing in your room and streaming some good tunes when suddenly, the network’s down. You try rebooting your phone, but there’s still no connection. Out of nowhere, your sister barges into your room in panic. She’s screaming something about rings. Boxing rings? Wedding rings? Rings on the tub? She’s not making any sense. So she drags you out of the house and shows you the sky. You take a look-up and see streaks of objects forming miles above the Earth’s surface. Her connection seems to work. The two of you check online what’s going on, and everywhere the same thing is making headlines: Rings are suddenly appearing in our sky! #Earthrings is breaking the hashtag record and videos are going super viral. Your sister can’t help but join the crowd and takes a bunch of selfies with the sky.
Having the right temperature in your home will drastically improve your mood! Too hot, you’ll become irritable and frustrated. Too cold, and the chances are that you’ll be too demotivated and sluggish. Set that temperature to 77°F to make sure you feel good throughout the day. At night, we work better with slightly lower temperatures. 60-67°F is the perfect temperature to get that much-needed rest!
No one expected such a strong storm. It’s too dangerous to sail back to the land because of high waves and winds. But suddenly, you notice a small green island nearby. You and your friend are about 25 miles [40 km] off the coast of Brazil. You were fishing and didn’t notice black clouds obscuring the blue sky. You’re approaching the unknown island and see a coast guard boat behind you. People from there are screaming something to you, but you can’t make out the words because of the thunder. “They tell us we should stay away from that island,” your friend says.
A beach is a place of wonder and magic, where most of us want to end up on the weekends in the summertime. And for artist Andoni Bastarrika, the beach is a playground of endless artistic possibilities. With a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face, he sculpts breathtakingly lifelike sand animals that will make your heart skip a beat. We believe that Bastarrika’s sand sculptures are not just art — they are a celebration of life, nature, and the beauty of the beach.
Many airports have carpets in their gate areas. This nicety usually comes with a few other perks: lower ceilings, comfortable seats, and pleasant, natural lighting. All this costs more for airports, and carpets are not as easy to clean as hard floors are, but they create a cozy feeling for passengers waiting for their flight, making them more relaxed. Still, it isn’t just a gesture of goodwill on the part of airports: according to social research, calm passengers are about 7-10% more likely to go window shopping and actually buy something in the lounge area or duty-free zone. So by investing in the passengers’ comfort, airports actually increase their own income.
Keeping handwritten notes in a notebook is good for the brain. According to research, handwriting engages the brain much more than typing on a keyboard, allowing you to memorize more efficiently and become smarter. While there are plenty of handy digital task planners out there, paper planners and notepads are still very popular. We’ve found a lot of great options on Amazon that you can get at a great discount today. Realize your wildest plans in 2023.
Have you ever wondered why birds tend to fly in circles? It’s because of thermals. Thermal is like a big bubble of warm air that rises up from the ground. Have you ever flown a kite on a windy day and watched it go up and down? Imagine if the wind was warm instead of cold, and instead of a kite, you were a bird or a glider. So yeah, that warm wind would be a thermal!
Over 2/3 of people say they would like to get more rest. The world’s largest survey also singled out the 5 most preferred relaxing activities. Reading is the most popular one. Then: being in a natural environment, spending time on their own, listening to music, and doing absolutely nothing.Our pets need some quality rest too. So, we’ve compiled cozy and efficient products to make your pet happy.
According to studies, about 20% of new mothers and fathers don’t feel an emotional attachment to their newborn babies. For some parents, this lasts only a few hours after delivery, while for others, this can take weeks or even months. One Bright Side reader was concerned about why she couldn’t establish an emotional connection with her baby, so she wrote us a letter asking for our advice.
Life consists of ups and downs. Everyone can get exhausted or mad and feel like they have just one last drop of patience. If you fall asleep at work because of tiredness, it’s no big deal, but even during breakdowns, it’s important to save a sense of humor.
Easy solutions to difficult problems often come during rest. Unbeknownst to us, the brain is able to process complex information until we load it with tasks. While the lack of downtime really makes us dumber: it impairs memory, and analytical and cognitive abilities. But today’s rhythm of life sometimes just does not give us a pause!
When we were children, our parents showed us that any dream is possible if we strive to achieve it. That’s why we believe that for many parents, supporting their children to achieve their dreams and goals is a priority, even though sometimes we don’t know quite how to do it. Parents who are looking for ways to guide kids to discover their talents without making them feel pressured or overwhelmed, you are already on the right track.
Weight loss can be challenging. And if you are reading a lot about it online, it can also be confusing. There are a lot of sites and blogs full of health and weight loss tips, and so many seem legit. While it is always important to talk to a doctor or nutritionist, sometimes just a quick double-check brings these things to a whole new light.
Healthy hair never goes out of style but there can be hundreds of factors including stress that hinder its growth. Sometimes we decide to buy expensive products to fix the problem, but Indian specialists suggest simple but effective ways without spending lots of money.
Some people are blessed with longevity and good health even in their eighties and nineties, proving that getting old is definitely a great privilege. Clint Eastwood, who will turn 92 this year, is surely one of those people. The legendary actor has achieved incredible success both in Hollywood and in staying healthy and youthful. Plus, he has the ability to make old age look comfortable and effortless. As he once revealed, the trick is to just relax and enjoy the process of aging.
Studies show that children between the ages of 2 and 7 are extremely intelligent. And despite this intelligence, parents still get away with telling little innocent lies to get some alone time and rest. Here at Bright Side, we can’t get enough of these witty comebacks from parents and they might just be perfect excuses for you as well.
A fiancé calling off the wedding is a nightmare for any bride. The idea of a happy marriage you’ve been painting in your head is falling apart. And when, in addition to all of this, your ex-fiancé doesn’t pay a penny for the wedding, making you and your family pay a fortune for nothing, it surely adds to the stress. What should you do now? Do you forget about him and let it go or try to get your money back?
An excellent way to fill our day with joy and energy is to get a makeover. A new hairstyle or makeup can lift our spirits and surprise not only us but also all our family and friends. That’s why we interviewed Oksana Trunova, who has dedicated herself to transforming the looks of many girls, giving them a new style that better reflects their unique personalities. Also, don’t miss the bonus with some special tips for Bright Siders.
Bedtime is probably one of the moments we look forward to the most at the end of the day. However, although it is a physiological need and we do it every day, there are bad habits that can affect our rest and our posture when we are cradled in the arms of Morpheus.
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.
Many of us have a curious kid living inside our souls — this guy is open to everything new and wants to try everything. The characters of today’s compilation accidentally turned into explorers who managed to hold “what if” experiments in their homes.
Nostalgia is an emotion that helps us to get rest amid everyday problems. Artist Ard Gelinck gives us this opportunity by creating photo collages that depict celebrities at their youth and current age to show how fast time flies.
Does watching TV in bed before going to sleep help us relax? Does exercising at night harm our rest? These are some myths associated with sleep that sustain the habits of many of us, but they are not entirely true. We believe it is important to debunk them, because when we do not sleep well we can feel tired, we don’t think clearly, and we can spend a lot of time in a bad mood. Sleep, just like any other bodily process, requires our attention since it’s a very important part of our lives.
There are people that can turn almost anything into a piece of art, give life to old useless things, and make the most impossible places cozy. And balconies, even the smallest ones, can be turned into great places for rest.
Pre-workout habits can either lead to terrible or amazing results, and you’re the only one who can travel on the path to your success. It can be as simple as avoiding drinking coffee or wearing the right clothes. Either way, with the right routine, your body will be able to function at a higher level, taking you closer and closer to the goal you have been longing for.
Cats and dogs sleep almost the same amount of hours per day. Other animals, like koalas, have 22 hours of napping — and it’s just because they simply enjoy it. They all desire plenty of rest whenever and however they want. Yet some of these sleepy creatures are just too irresistible not to watch.
Cats are liquid. Even scientists won’t dispute this fact. But there’s another key feature of these sacred animals: they know how to choose the best place to rest. And it doesn’t matter if it’s your favorite flowerpot, a computer, or a horse’s head.
The vast majority of people would like to add an additional hour to their day, a survey shows. However, they may spend it, as well as 60% of all their time, on work. Little do they know that working too much could have the opposite effect on their performance, while more free time is what they really need.
False labor can start if you are tired and dehydrated and you might not have a period the entire time you are breastfeeding. It’s better to be prepared for these things in advance to avoid any stressful situations in the future and provide your baby with the best overall experience.