Having smelly feet is not laughing matter – even though it’s often portrayed as such in comics and comedy films. It’s obviously a very embarrassing condition so it’s best to try to understand what causes this instead of making fun of the person who suffers from it.
Remember when you were younger, and you can’t fall asleep – no matter how many sheep you count – your mother would give you a glass of milk and you’d feel your eyelids becoming heavy … did the warm milk really have something to do with you feeling sleepy?
In a word, yes – BUT that’s not the only reason why you fell asleep. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid that helps induce sleep. However, milk alone is not responsible for you falling asleep when you were younger. Back in the day, electronics such as televisions, computers, smart phones and tablets were non-existent – as such you weren’t distracted by them; furthermore, you probably had a fun time running around while at play – this form of exercise would have helped make you feel sleepy. In addition, as a young child, you probably weren’t allowed to drink any caffeine.
So it’s not just milk but a combination of a lot of things. Milk probably just helped relax your muscles.
Thanksgiving has always been synonymous with roasted turkey. However, the first thanksgiving feast in 1621, turkey (cooked in any way) was not in the menu. Edward Winslow’s account mentioned venison, fish and shellfish but not turkey. So where did this obsession with roasted turkey come from? Why do we always serve turkey during thanksgiving parties?
An article in Week states that Governor William Bradford talked about colonists engaged in wild turkey hunts in his journals which were rediscovered and reprinted in 1856. Since turkeys are also fairly large birds, one would be sufficient to feed a table full of people. The fact that the turkey is considered a very “American Bird” also helped cement its status as a staple in every Thanksgiving meal.
So you drank a few more glasses of alcohol than you were supposed to and now have woken up with the worst hangover known to man. How do you cure it, you ask? Sadly, there is no tried and tested way to cure a hangover. What works for some may not work for others. Here are some of the ways other people have coped with a hangover.
Get Some Sleep – Your body, particularly your liver, needs time to recover. So be kind to your body and stay in bed. Call in sick if you have to, though don’t use “I have a hangover” as an excuse – that won’t score you any brownie points.
Rehydrate – It may sound silly but you need to rehydrate. Drink lots of water and/or orange juice to boost your body’s Vitamin C. Avoid caffeine – this will dehydrate you even further.
Take a Shower – alternating between hot and cold water.
Get Some Exercise – It will be difficult to get your blood pumping when you can barely stand straight, but exercise will make you sweat and would help release the toxins in your body. (Remember to drink lots of water before you go out for a jog though).
Try Alka Seltzer - just pop one or two tablets in water and drink – it may ease your discomfort.
However, the best way to cure a hangover is to not have one. Read about how to prevent hangovers here.
Many people believe that once you shave off the hair on your legs and armpits, the hair will return with a vengeance – thicker and coarser than it was to begin with. And this is why a lot of people would rather suffer through painful waxing sessions or IPL treatments to make sure that the regrowth wouldn’t make them resemble a gorilla.
HOWEVER, researches show that shaving does NOT change the thickness, colour and rate of growth of hair. A normal hair shaft tapers at the end so what you see poking from your skin would be the thinnest portions of your hair. When you shave, you cut the shaft in the middle and when your hair grows out, what will come out from your skin would be the thicker, bluntly cut part of the hair which makes it look thicker and coarser, and makes it feel stiffer than normal.
If shaved hair really does grow back thicker and coarser and darker, then people suffering from baldness would be shaving their bald spots endlessly to grow luscious locks, right?