When Cooking Pasta...
  • Let the pasta cook in a large pan with salted boiling water for it to move around and have flavor.
  • Don't add olive oil anymore because that won't prevent it from sticking together.
  • There are many versions to the spaghetti bolognese but in Italy, the pasta and the sauve are always combined in the pan to make sure that every piece of pasta is coated well with the sauce.
  • Always keep a cup of pasta water on the side while draining the pasta so that you could add a little water if the pasta looks too dry and so that you could cook the pasta more in the pan instead of the pot.

Games with racquets hitting balls have been going on since the Neolithic times. Ruins in Mesoamerica show signs of ball games played in various cultures thousands of years ago.

Greeks, Romans and Egyptians have played games resembling modern tennis.

People have always believed that beauty products are safe because they could buy them at the store. Yet, additives like long-chain carbons (PFAS), phthalates, and triclosan can disrupt hormones, and formaldehyde found in shampoos and keratin treatments is carcinogenic.

Because these products cannot be assumed safe, it has sparked a movement geared towards getting rid of controversial ingredients in our personal products.

The First-Night Effect: The Reason We Can’t Sleep At A New Place
  • Known as the First-Night Effect, many of us aren’t able to sleep properly at a new place the first time.
  • The reason for this, according to research, is that half our brain (the left hemisphere, mostly) stays awake in alert mode. This area of the brain is called the default-mode network and is responsible for being active while we daydream or wander in our thoughts.
  • The unfamiliarity of the new place, and the many unknowns in the area surrounding us, makes the brain stay half-awake, resulting in poor sleep.
Tracking your caffeine intake

According to the FDA, 400 milligrams of coffee is deemed to have any harmful effects on healthy adults. However, those who are pregnant and suffer from anxiety and panic disorders should drink no more than 200 milligrams per day.

If you believe that caffeine is worsening your anxiety, keep a diary with you at all times to keep track of your caffeine intake and anxiety symptoms and log them. Check your logs to see if there are any patterns that show up.