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The "heaviness" we feel is not due to the high water vapour content. The water vapour pushes out small amounts of nitrogen and oxygen, meaning there's less oxygen to breathe. Our bodies are already taxed by being overheated, so it feels like it takes more work to breathe.


But the good news is that our bodies can adapt to these changes. It takes on average nine to 14 days to fully acclimate, depending on one's fitness and body size.

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The start of mechanical digestion

One remarkable ability of the human body is changing food into nutrients, allowing us to survive and thrive.

When we eat food, it ends up in our digestive system that is composed of several organs. The goal is to turn the food into nutrients.

  • Mechanical digestion starts in the mouth, where food is chewed into small pieces and mixed with saliva.
  • When this mass (the bolus) lands in the stomach, it is acidified and further pressed until it becomes a liquid paste called chyme.

How does the body process the food you eat

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  • Napping helps our brain clean up excess waste products, or β€˜brain junk’, providing the brain with replenished energy stores.
  • They prevent instability in the neurological networks.
  • Longer sleep which involves the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage helps in our long and short-term memory, strengthening new connections and motor skills.
  • Frequent napping may cause insomnia and high blood pressure in some people, so one can check how their body functions before building a napping habit.

Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here's why

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For straight espresso drinks
  • On the days when you need something quick and strong, order an espresso.
  • Or a doppio espresso which is a double shot.
  • If you want the strength of espresso but with less liquid, order a ristretto.
  • If you want a weaker espresso, order a macchiato. It will come with a topping of foamed milk.

How To Order The Coffee Drink You Want Without Sounding Like A Tool

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Nutella's roots traced to Napoleon

In 1806, Napoleon tried to stop British commerce in an attempt to win the Napoleonic wars.

His actions resulted in a continental blockade which caused the cost of chocolate to rise steeply. But the creative chocolatiers of northern Italy started adding chopped hazelnuts to chocolate to make supplies last longer. They named it 'gianduia'.

What makes Nutella so irresistible?

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