The Aztec civilization stood as a dominant and influential force in the Americas. Far from being a small ethnic group, they established a grand empire adorned with magnificent monuments. This vast domain was governed efficiently through a sophisticated system resembling modern-day governmental structures in many countries. Undeniably, the Mexica, also known as the Aztecs, demonstrated remarkable advancements in various fields, surpassing the achievements of their European counterparts during that era.
Even though cooking for one can be challenging, the best meals more often only call for a few simple ingredients and little effort. Thus, if you think you’re hopeless at cooking, try drawing inspiration from some recipes for one person that even our favorite celebrities have tried and nailed.
Everyone who has ever tried growing something in the garden knows how hard this task is. And the worst part is that the harvest might end up being bad. You can spend months on tomatoes and eggplants, fertilizing them, watering them, and you just get a few tiny veggies!
Many of us have gone to the grocery store, filled up our cart with fruits and vegetables expecting to come home with some delicious and fresh products, but when we opened that watermelon, took a bite of that apple, or squeezed that lemon, it was all spoiled, and the meal was ruined. Those who passed through this experience can tell you frustrating it can be.To help you taste the best that nature can provide, Bright Side decided to gather these 15 tips to pay really close attention to when shopping for groceries.
A simple trip to the store can put you in front of a lemon that looks like an octopus only with triple the number of tentacles. You could also buy a tomato and after cutting it, find that it is filled with sprouts instead of seeds. Surprises like these are hidden everywhere and you just have to keep your eyes focused on your surroundings.
Life loves to throw us curve balls — call it enormous luck or fate — but miracles of all shapes and sizes are always lurking around the corner. A tomato looking like the eye of Sauron, a phone broken in the form of a hummingbird, or a literal fire phoenix, sometimes you get front row tickets for the unfolding events and have to remember to pick up your jaw from the floor.Today at Bright Side, we want to present you with 15 coincidences that make us question if our lives aren’t predestined after all.
Nature and its creations are the reason we never stop wondering. A tomato with bunny ears, a mushroom that looks like a little owl, a pear with a grumpy face, and a dog that has a “cat” of its own on its back — if these things don’t wow you, we don’t know what will.
Even the most ordinary objects can surprise you with their little secrets if you just take a closer look. A sweater, a plate, a table cloth, a golf ball, or a tomato, they can all show you an unexpected side if you study them a little more attentively. Those of us who were curious enough to unveil the secret life of everyday things have already shared the pictures of their discoveries, and they are truly surprising.
Cold weather, stress, and heavily-scented face products can impact the health of our skin. Choosing to use natural, homemade face masks can help to keep your skin fresh and strong. Daily routines with the use of face scrubs, toners, and cleansers all contribute to keeping you in top form and can firm your skin with ingredients like grape and egg.
While many people grow their own fruits and vegetables, only the lucky ones end up with something curiously shaped. Sometimes vegetables look nothing like we expect them to, and instead appear to be more like magical living creatures. For example, a tomato that looks just like a bunny, or a carrot that walks right toward you.
Sometimes you see things that have no business fitting so smoothly together — and yet they do! The perfect gradient on a tomato or a rainbow in some leaves, just to name a few. Some of them are explained by nature as the most brilliant optimizers, while others occur by coincidence — but most of them come with no explanation at all. Our job is to admire these happenings, and from time to time, let out a satisfied “ahh.”
There are restaurants where people are ready to wait for weeks for a reservation and travel hundreds of miles to get there. And when a dish looks attractive, clients get double the pleasure from their food and are ready to pay even more.
Since nature is the main creator in our world, it can do whatever it wants. It easily adds additional tails to lizards or logos to cicadas and even makes a tomato grow from a random tree or heal itself. In other words, patterns, forms, and sizes are all part of its magic. And we are so lucky to see them with our own eyes.
As someone said, “Growing your own tomatoes is the best way to devote 3 months of your life to save $3.” It sounds ridiculous, yet studies show that gardening does wonders for our mental health, helping us relieve stress and develop a positive mindset. And sometimes it also provides a good chuckle!
Believe it or not, our everyday lives are full of puzzling things. If we pay more attention and use our imagination, we might see things that look like other objects, whether it’s accidentally or on purpose. For example, a tomato from your garden can look like a duck or you can see a fire hydrant painted to look like Princess Leia on your street.
The power of our bodies is truly incredible — for example, human bones are stronger than steel, and our stomach acid can dissolve metal! And that’s not all, our organs have so many amazing skills that have yet to be discovered. We at Bright Side found 15 fascinating facts about our body that really surprised us. We bet you haven’t even heard of some of them.
Banana and corn looked very different before human cultivation, carrots were made orange for political reasons, and watermelons were very bitter. Some of the foods we love eating today carry interesting histories and stories of how they changed over time. Bright Side learned all about the fascinating transformations our modern foods have gone through and we discovered 13 facts about them that you might find hard to believe.
If you ever get bored and have the feeling that your life has nothing more to surprise you with, just look around. Mother nature is very inventive, and it often hides its greatest creations in the most ordinary things. A red dragonfly, a seal-shaped potato, and a tomato that “stitched” itself back together — here’s what some internet users saw when they least expected it and they rushed to share their discoveries with the world.
It’s not a secret that today’s vegetables and fruits look very different from their ancestors. Humanity has made significant efforts to improve their taste and look. In this article, you’ll see how bananas, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables looked before humans decided to change them.
After reading what some facial masks are made of, many people are scared of using them on their own skin. But there is always a way out: you can make really effective and safe masks yourself. More than that, regular care and using natural skin care products will help you look healthier and avoid possible toxic elements such as sulfates and preserving agents that are used in many masks.
A person’s appearance is very important — it’s the first thing we pay attention to when we meet someone new. But lots of us have facial flaws. For example, according to US statistics, 60 million people suffer from acne.
Some photos can easily trick our eyes. We may mistake a strawberry for a tomato, wonder why someone would bring a mackerel to a bubble bath, and can’t for the life of us understand where that giant duck that covered the forest came from. Are our eyes playing tricks on us?
Sometimes we wake up from a full night’s sleep and the first thing we see in the mirror is undereye dark circles. Dermatologists say that as we grow older, our skin lacks the ability to regenerate which leads to the increased visibility of dark circles. We can cover them temporarily with makeup, but it is not gonna help eliminate the problem in the long run.
We know that all livestock was once domesticated from wild species. But what about plants? Bright Side decided to have a look at how our favorite food looked thousands of years ago before humans started to cultivate them. So here are pictures of ancient cultures and their modern descendants. Tell us which ones you would like to try!
Bright Side has chosen seriously effective natural ingredients to help your skin look even better than it would after having been worked on by a Photoshop master. These will noticeably rejuvenate your skin, so try using them on an everyday basis. Enjoy the results!
Want a wonderful dinner without getting stuck four hours in the kitchen? You can always make something brilliant with some potatoes. Some say that simply boiling, baking or frying them with butter and herbs is enough. Sure, it’s certainly tasty, but we decided to look deeper and discovered a far more delicious and mouth-watering variety of ways that you can cook potatoes.
It’s hard to survive the cold and harsh winter months without soup — it satiates, warms you up and delights you. Traditional and favorite soups from around the world will help you diversify your menu and give you the best options for lunch on a cold day.
Sandwiches are a fantastic thing to experiment with. There are seemingly endless possibilities for putting the most unusual and unexpected things on a piece of bread, and seeing what wonderful taste you end up with. Why focus so narrowly on salami and cheese all the time? It’s time to create something new!
Sandwiches are probably the easiest snack you can make: you can eat them anywhere and at any time; they’ll work for breakfast just as much as they work for lunch or supper; you can make them in a minute at home and take them to work.