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5 Scientifically-Proven Reasons the Eldest Child is the Best

Oldest kid rules!

The contention over who the best child in the family is, between the eldest to the youngest, has finally been proven by science to silence the long-standing dispute once and for all.

There have been a lot of debates going on as to whether the eldest, the middle, or the youngest child takes the cake for being the all-around number one, and according to five reasons backed by science, the eldest child takes home the medal.

Unfortunately for the younger siblings, these five reasons are based on science, and have a greater ring of truth about them:

#1. Eldest children are typically more loyal to the family, more responsible, and are focused on achievement.

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The oldest sibling often follows the parents’ lead when it comes to caring for the younger ones. Tasked with looking after the children than come after them, the eldest child develops responsibility early on, and becomes an achiever as a result, Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine senior writer says in his science-backed book, “The Sibling Effect.”

#2. Eldest children are rule-followers, while the younger ones tend to be rebels

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In a 2003 study conducted by child psychologists in Belgium, it was concluded that first-born children were found to be more conventional, competitive, and responsible, whereas the children that came after felt the need to “distinguish” themselves by being playful, mischievous or rebellious.

#3. Eldest children, being natural leaders, become more successful professionals

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Looking out for younger siblings, eldest children develop a sense of responsibility at a younger age, which in turn transforms into leadership skills early on in their lives. As a consequence, they are more ambitious, as well as results and goals-oriented, leading to better success in the workplace.

#4. Statistically, first born children are more clever compared to their younger siblings

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Based on a 2007 study in Norway, eldest siblings have an average IQ that is 2.3 points higher than their younger brothers and sisters. It is theorized this results from having taught their younger siblings as they were growing up, helping the eldest children to retain information longer.

#5. Older siblings are nicer in general

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The Journal of Research in Personality published its 2015 findings on birth order associations, which pointed out that first born children are more agreeable, more diligent and dedicated, and generally less neurotic than younger siblings.

On the other hand, with the difference of personalities between eldest children and their younger siblings, it often makes the perfect recipe that leads to hilarious trouble-making results.

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This Guy Got A Huge Wasp Nest From eBay; Wait Till You See What’s Inside

That’s a big NOPE!

When you spot a wasp nest, it’s already a big nope for you. While most people think it’s one of the scariest discoveries they can make, one guy intentionally bought a giant one from eBay.

It’s amazing just how eBay has everything –even a wasp nest, but this guy actually got one just to show you what’s really inside it. You might start to imagine something from a sci-fi movie featuring alien creatures breaking their way out of a nest. But don’t worry, there’s nothing of that sort.

Wasp nest can vary in size; some can be so small while others can be so gigantic, it’s urgent you need to call an exterminator. The one on the video actually had the same size or even a bit bigger than a basketball. It also belonged to paper wasps, which use plant material mixed with their saliva to construct their nest that resembles paper....

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Amazing German Machine Trades in Plastic Bottles for Money or Groceries

This system significantly reduces the waste we produce and sure is more fun than simply throwing your bottles in the waste bin!

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Plastic products are a staple in our daily lives. We use it for PET bottles for beverages, containers for food, bags for groceries, and countless many other common household items. However, our increasing use of plastic bottles also endangers our environment and our ecosystem.

In recent years, communities and countries have been shifting towards using "green" products instead of plastics in order to reduce the waste we generate. Recycling has also become common practice, with many companies and countries taking the initiative in providing innovative and creative ways of encouraging recycling among its consumers. One such example of this is the bottle recycling machine in Germany, where PET bottles can be deposited in the machine in exchange for money.

In Germany, when a person buys a canned or a bottled beverage, they are charged with a few extra cents to encourage consumers to return the bottle. Once empty, the bottles can be deposited in the bottle recycling machines, where different types of bottles have different corresponding amounts. The machine prints out a receipt with the details of how much the recycled bottles amounted to, which the consumer can then exchange for cash or groceries at the counter. Pretty neat, huh?...

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Is Bathing Your Feverish Child Helpful or Harmful?

Fever is the body’s way of letting you know it’s fighting off an infection.

For years, people are accustomed to the idea that if someone is feverish, he or she should turn to fever-reducing medications, followed by a tepid sponge bath just so the body’s temperature will be reduced. The common notion is to treat the fever, but according to many medical experts, there is no need to do so because fever in itself is not an illness.

In fact, fever is part of the body’s defense mechanism; it’s a way of telling you that the body is doing something to fight off an infection. For most adults, having a fever can be uncomfortable but most of the time, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern, except when body temperatures exceed 39.4 C.

On the other hand, little children with high temperatures indicate that there may be an underlying infection....

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