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Explaining Life Reviews

If you've heard the phrase "my life flashed before my eyes", it's pretty self-explanatory what life review means.

For over a century, life reviews were well reported but there aren't much studies about it. There are two theories as to why this happens:

  • The first theory is that life events may exist as a continuum in our minds, and may come to the forefront in extreme conditions of psychological and physiological stress;
  • The second is that our memories "unload" themselves when we're on the brink of death like cortical disinhibition, but usually serene and ordered, not chaotic.
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Why does life flash before your eyes in a life-threatening scenario?


Spontaneous meal skipping

In most scenarios, you don't need to follow a structured intermittent fasting plan in order to reap its benefits.

Skip meals from time to time when you're inclined to do so because you're not that hungry or too busy to cook. It's spontaneous but make sure to eat healthier during the other meals.

6 Popular Ways to Do Intermittent Fasting


Baking bread: Yeast-free and gluten-free alternatives

Yeast-free alternatives:

  • Chapatis
  • Rye bread from sprouted wheat
  • Tortilla bread from corn

Gluten-free flour alternatives:

  • Rice
  • Chickpea
  • Soy
  • Bean
  • Corn

A scientist’s guide to life: How to bake bread brilliantly


Describing mental chatter

The inner voice can keep us trapped in a hell of our own making. But it can also be one of our greatest strengths - if we can control it.

From time to time, we are all fixated on something that happened. We voice in out heads replay it over and over in our heads. I shouldn't have snapped at Dad when he is always so patient with me. We ruminate, we worry, we catastrophize.

How to Quiet Your Mind Chatter - Issue 98: Mind - Nautilus


The average adult spends 36 % (or about one-third) of his or her life asleep.

Purpose of Sleep:

  • Restoration
  • Memory Consolidation
  • Metabolic Health

The Science of Sleep: A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night


The History of the Avocado
  • The avocado fruit has been existing since the Cenozoic era. It miraculously survived the dispersion system that happened 13,000 years ago.
  • By the 500 BC, in Mexico and Central America the avocado fruit was being bred to its fullest potential in which was believed to have aphrodasiac properties.
  • It was originally called ahuactl which meant testicles and the name was changed because of it's difficulty in pronunciation and for branding.

Holy Guacamole: How the Hass Avocado Conquered the World


Dancing benefits
  • Dancing is a great all-round cardio workout.
  • Dancing is fun in the way a monotonous treadmill run probably never will be.
  • It can be a social activity and working out together can help to up the difficulty level and increase accountability.
  • Anyone can dance. "It's about you moving your body in your way not like the rest of the people in the class."
  • It can keep your brain sharp. According to one study, getting footloose on a regular basis is linked with a 76 % reduction in dementia risk.
  • It's gentle on the body. Dancing is more free, allowing you to adjust the tempo when your body needs a break.
  • A research review found that dancing, as well as carrying objects while walking, can help to improve balance.
  • You don't need a lot of equipment.

Dancing Isn't Just Fun -- It's Really Good For Your Health


Where honey comes from
  • Honey is made by bees. Bees eat nectar, a sugar-rich liquid that is produced by flowers.
  • The bee stores most of the nectar in their "honey stomach." At the hive, bees regurgitate the nectar, blowing bubbles to evaporate the water. They also mix the nectar with their digestive enzymes, which break down the sugar, starch, and protein in the nectar, making it more acidic.
  • Then the bees deposit the nectar into the honeycomb, where more water evaporates, and add caps to the honeycomb to seal the honey inside, ready for later consumption by larvae or adults when food is scarce.
  • Beekeepers remove some honeycomb from hives and spin it to extract the thick liquid from inside. They filter out any beeswax or other debris, then bottle it.

Science Monday: Why Does Honey Last (Literally) Forever?


My Red Is Your Blue

About 1 per cent of American men suffer from red-green colour blindness.

Recent experiments challenge the accepted notion that all of us have the same default perception of the colours we see. A person’s red could be the other person’s blue, technically, but still carry with it the same feeling.

Example: The colour of blood (deep red) or the blue sky could seem different to some people while carrying the same feeling or emotion when they encounter it.

Your Color Red Really Could Be My Blue | Color Perception | Live Science


Why it takes time for our muscles to strengthen

Strength training is more physiologically intricate than initially realised. When we start to lift weights, our muscles are not the first to strengthen and change. However, our nervous systems do.

When we lift weights, we might feel some initial disappointment when our muscles do not quickly take shape. But weight training soon causes us to generate more muscular force where we can push, pull, and raise more weight than before, even though our muscles still look the same.

How We Get Stronger



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