This Valentine’s day, whether you’re settled with a significant other, swiping on dating apps, or single in sweatpants, you’re probably going to post about it on social media. If you plan on posing with your boyfriend, best friends, or box of chocolates you’ll need a perfectly Instagram-able outfit. On a graduate student budget, fast-fashion retailers like H&M, Forever21, and Topshop are the go-to for recreating the looks of fashion accounts at a low price. However, it turns out that the small price tag on cheaply made garments comes with a huge environmental cost.
Cold weather causes colds.
While frosty air itself won’t give you the sniffles, you should still bundle up.
It just isn’t Christmas until you’ve spent four hours untangling your 250 strands of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights.
Christmas lights spend all year in a stationary box. How do they manage to arrange themselves into such spectacular snarls? Evil elves? Christmas dark magic?
Sugar makes kids hyper.
The sugar-hyperactivity connection is not supported by science.
They say there’s no place like home for the holidays… but how do you get there? If you’re a bird, turtle, lobster, or even a bacteria, chances are you’ll be relying on the earth’s magnetic field.
Christmas music: it’s hard to escape this time of year. Whether you love it or hate it, you’ve probably had a holiday tune or two echoing in your head lately. Turns out, psychologists have an official name for this phenomenon: Involuntary Musical Imagery (INMI). While less formal terms range from “sticky music” to “melodymania,” songs that get stuck in our heads are usually referred to as earworms.
Fur coats and thick layers of blubber might be the adaptational standards for icy climates. But when it comes to braving the frosty air, the humble wood frog is simply too cool to be bothered.
They may not be home for Christmas, but the men and women orbiting hundreds of miles apart from the rest of humanity aren’t letting that dampen their holiday spirit.
Gift-giving isn’t just a human phenomenon. Our feathered friends are some of the most generous (and romantic) members of the animal kingdom, offering choice food, nests, and shiny objects to their beloved mates (or even their favorite humans).
Turkey’s high tryptophan content is responsible for your post-holiday-dinner slump.
Turkey isn’t any more sleep-inducing than cheddar cheese or a handful of almonds.