Scientists have 'accidentally' discovered that a compound in breast milk could have cancer fighting properties.
Turns out the exercise bug could be catching. A new study has revealed that exercise could actually be contagious, particularly among women.
The $1.67 trillion global sportswear and athleisure market tends to focus on style and comfort, not on function. That leaves women without sports bras that support them.
Apparently, drinking wine is actually an excellent workout for your brain, and engages more parts of our grey matter than other human behaviour. According to The Independent, a leading neuroscientist from the Yale School of Medicine has said sniffing and studying a wine before we drink it requires “exquisite control of one of the biggest muscles in the body”. Dr Gordon Shepherd says that when you swirl the drink around your mouth, those muscles and taste receptors go to work which engages the brain more than listening to music or solving difficult maths problems.
Calling your Mini Cooper Beryl is completely conventional, right? Finding human attributes in inanimate objects is literally programmed into our DNA – so if you haven’t named your car, you may want to ASAP. “Historically, anthropomorphizing has been treated as a sign of childishness or stupidity, but it’s actually a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet,” Nicholas Epley, the Professor of Behavioural Science told The Quartz.
William Gorman, the chairman of the UK Tea and Infusions Association (so he knows his stuff!), claims that if you reboil water when making a cup of tea you could actually be spoiling the taste. The tea connoisseur told The Telegraph that boiling the same water more than once results in your cuppa tasting “dull.” And no one wants their tea to taste dull right? Maria Dawson, from Clearspring, believes that William Gorman could be right about reboiled water affecting the taste of tea.
Just when we thought the most helpful thing phones could do is remind women take the pill on time every day, a new app could be here to help men and their fertility. According to new research published by Science Translational Medicine, we could soon see the arrival of a new smartphone app which allows men to test their sperm count at home without the need of lab equipment. Apparently, the method’s accuracy was pretty similar to computer-assisted laboratory analysis – even when someone totally inexperienced in using it and with no clinical background tried it out.
A germ expert from Aston University, Professor Anthony Hilton, told the Metro that “food is unlikely to have picked up harmful bacteria from a few seconds spent on an indoor floor”. “Eating food that has spent a few moments on the floor can never be entirely risk-free,” he explained.
Chances are every woman has faked an orgasm at one point or other in their lives, but did you realise how often you fake it could actually indicate how likely you might be to cheat on your partner. Researchers from the Human Female Orgasm As Evolved Signal study recruited a group of 138 female and 121 male college students who were involved in heterosexual relationships. Both sexes were asked whether they had ever cheated on their partner and how likely they thought they might be to cheat in the future.
Picture the scene. It’s Friday night and after going for ‘just the one’ after work, you eventually tumble through the door in the early hours and you’re so, so tired worse for wear. Too tired to take off your make up, or brush your teeth, and as for removing your clothes, well forget about it.
According to new studies, that idea is no longer the stuff of story books. The researchers, from Hadassah University in Jerusalem, are calling it Life Review Experience (LRE). “There is not a linear progression, there is lack of time limits… It was like being there for centuries.
Winter is always an endless battle between the elements and our dry, chapped lips – and however much lip salve or Vaseline we layer on, it feels like a losing one. According to a few Reddit users, the cause could be something (literally) under our very noses – toothpaste. Redditor dannelinflannel wrote that while chapped lips had been the “bane of my existence since my childhood”, she’d finally found the “magic secret” to cure her ailment.