If you’ve ever wondered why tissues are prone to tearing when you sneeze, consider the force of your average sneeze will regularly surpass 100 mph.
It’s safe to say we’ve all succumbed to a brain freeze now and again when enjoying an ice cream cone. The cause for the stinging pain is your brain being alerted of a temperature change when the cold substance hits the roof of your mouth. Once the brain is alerted, the anterior cerebral artery dilates and increases the blood flow to the frontal lobe of your brain in order to keep it warm. The blood flow is interpreted by your brain receptors as pain.
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Think you can’t get pregnant your first time? Commonly believed #BirthControl myths could get you in trouble.
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Coffee + Power Nap = Bonus Nap
Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes for caffeine to kick in after you drink it? You can take advantage of this little piece of knowledge by drinking a cup of coffee immediately before taking a short 20-minute nap. Then when you wake up, you have the benefits of the nap and the caffeine hitting you at the same time. This is especially helpful if you are preparing for something like an all night cramming session.
Best Time to Nap
The best time to nap is usually in the early afternoon, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m., for those who keep regular hours. This falls just after lunch, when our bodies naturally get tired anyway. For those who sleep odd hours, prime nap time is about seven hours after waking up.
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It’s hard to make people laugh, but these #celebs once tried their hand at stand-up #comedy.
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The Year of the Rat
Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Characteristics: Because the rat is very ambitious, he tends to be hard-working, imaginative, curious and observant. With a wit and charm about him, the rat is talkative and energetic.
Life: Overall, the rat is a healthy individual who leads an active lifestyle. Because of his attention to detail and tendency toward aggression, the rat is often very stressed. The rat is a problem solver and needs flexibility to be creative. Good career choices for the rat would be a director or manager of some sort, an entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, politician, lawyer or race car driver.
Love: Rats are charming and enjoy being social. They like to meet new people but are bad at ending relationships, which can hinder the formation of new ones. A rat’s partner must be able to keep up with his busy, active life. The rat is most compatible with the Dragon, Monkey and Ox.
Famous Rats: Truman Capote, Prince Charles, Sasha Cohen, Eminem, Scarlett Johansson, Wolfgang Mozart, Plato, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, George Washington
The Year of the Ox
Years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Characteristics: The ox is a strong, determined, dependable individual. The ox is tolerant of others but lacks respect for the lazy. The ox is trusting and open-minded but relies on himself. The ox is outdoorsy and hard-working.
Life: The ox is strong and healthy and will likely lead a long life. A tendency to overwork himself and not relax could take its toll, however. The ox likes routine in his work and approaches most tasks methodically. The ox has an eye for detail and a great work ethic and is best suited to be an interior designer, painter, carpenter, archeologist, mechanic, engineer, banker, broker or army officer.
Love: The ox isn’t very sociable and not much of a flirter. He can also be a bit overbearing. The ox will take his time in finding the perfect partner. The ox is most compatible with the Rat, the Snake and the Rooster.
Famous Oxen: Napoleon Bonaparte, Charlie Chaplin, George Clooney, Walt Disney, Oscar De La Hoya, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Vincent Van Gogh
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