Do you know your body is one of the greatest working mechanisms on this earth?
Its a wonder of systems, networks, and complex structures that work hand-in-hand together to create a superior living being.
Just like any other mechanism, you can actually tweak your body to do better, perform better, and simplify its functions to help you feel great and improve your mood.
Here are 15 body hacks for your body you can start doing immediately:
#1. Scratch Your Ear to Stop a Sore Throat
A sore throat usually starts with a tickle. You can prevent the annoying tickle from progressing into an all-out sore throat by manipulating the nerves in your ear that cause those throat muscles to spasm in the first place. Scratch your ears to get rid of the tickle immediately.
#2. Use Your Right Ear to Hear Better
If you want to make sure you understand what’s being said loud and clear, turn your right ear to the source of the sound to hear more clearly. Your right ear is directly connected to that part of the brain that identifies speech, musical notes, and tones. Make sure you get optimal auditory processing by using your right ear.
#3. Cough Just Before Getting a Shot
A lot of people fear the needle. Not only because of the resultant prick, but also because of the anticipation of pain. One trick to lessen that pain is to cough just before the sharp metal point enters your skin. Research has shown coughing increases blood pressure, which lessens the spinal cord’s ability to transmit pain. So cough that injection away.
#4. Your Tongue and Eyebrows Hold the Secret to Unclogging Your Nose
Cryptic, but true. If you’re suffering from a clogged nose due to a cold or seasonal allergies, alternately press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and press a finger between your brows. Doing so stimulates the vomer bone running through your nasal passage. After 20 seconds of this, your stuffy nose will be able to breathe better.
#5. Lie on Your Left Side to Prevent Heartburn
If you’ve eaten too much just before bed, avoid the dreaded acid reflux by lying down on your left side. This position places your esophagus way above your stomach and prevents acid from flooding into your laryngx. Of course, it would be a better idea not to eat two to three hours before bed to avoid heartburn altogether.
#6. Ditch a Toothache By Rubbing an Ice Cube with Two Fingers and a Palm
Improbable, but true. If you’re plagued by a toothache, one temporary method for relieving the pain is to rub an ice cube held by your thumb and index finger right on the palm of your hand. Numbing the nerves on these small body parts will cut your pain in half, guaranteed.
#7. Stop a Nosebleed With Your Gums
The best way to stop that gusher is to take a piece of cotton ball and hold it on your upper gums, just behind your philtrum – that indent over your upper lip. It works like a tourniquet, blocking the artery that causes nosebleeds. If the bleeding doesn’t stop within five to 10 minutes, then it might stem from a more serious cause, and you should head to the hospital straightaway.
Scientists Develop Technique Ensuring 100% Success Rate of Organ Transplants!
Can this organ transplant technique be humanity’s hope to gaining immortality?
Undergoing an organ transplant procedure is a long and harrowing process. First there is the waiting period of finding a suitable donor, undergoing therapies and certain tests to ensure a high percentage of matching between the donor and the recipient. A high matching rate is needed so that the recipient's body will not reject the transplant and attack it.
In some cases that the recipient's immune system attacks the transplanted organ, it can result to even more fatal situations and sometimes even death of the patient. In some cases too, the very long waiting period from obtaining a suitable organ match from organ banks or donors can be the cause of death. The patient's body just can't hold out much longer without a new organ.
But all of that may be a thing of the past, once decellularization becomes more available as an organ preparation method for transplant. We will be able to use the organs of pigs (surprisingly their organs have a high degree of similarity to humans such as their heart, or from deceased human bodies). ...
Ever Wonder How Astronauts Make Their Coffee? Watch This!
If you're like most people who can't start the day without coffee, you have several ways to get your caffeine fix. You can make instant coffee or brew your own using a standard coffeemaker or one of those fancy French presses. Or you can just swing by Starbucks and get your coffee on the go.
But what about astronauts? I'm sure being in space doesn't cure them of their caffeine craving. So how can they create coffee while confined in a zero gravity station where everything just floats around? The answer: vacuum-packed coffee and a straw. Watch and see how they do it.
This Impressive Robot Can Solve The Rubik’s Cube In 1.04 Seconds
Definitely the world’s fastest. You’ve got to watch this video!
Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts, pay attention here. If you are hoping to get faster at solving the Rubik’s Cube, you’ll probably be amazed – or disappointed - that you can never be faster than this robot.
Invented by software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose, this mind-blowing can easily solve a Rubik’s Cube in lightning-fast speed. In fact, this robot can solve that little puzzle in a little just over a second.
Of course, some of us may be aware that the fastest human world record is currently held by Lucas Etter (who did it at 4.904 seconds) while the current machine record is at 3.253 seconds but this one does it much faster. ...