Lifestyle Quickies

Toilet Paper is one of those staples folks rarely leave a supermarket without, but, in case you missed it, it seems that more and more people are turning away from the standard TP to become more environmentally friendly with their "business."

Apparently the latest new thing is something called a family cloth, which is basically reusable small cloth squares that people used to wipe and then put in a basket, and wash for reuse. Some people only use it for urinating, and go back to toilet paper for pooping, while others use them for everything. And while people can certainly make their own family cloths, they are such a big trend that there are a lot of different options on the market, and they come in a wide variety of patterns.

"In my mind, buying and using disposable toilet paper was literally flushing money down the toilet,” one user explained. “If you’re wondering, 'Why would you want to reuse something that you wipe your genitals with?', I’d answer this question with my own question: 'Do you throw away your underpants after each use?'"

Well, no surprise, the Internet has strong opinions on such family cloths, and most people aren’t okay with it.

Source: Buzzfeed

First impressions count, especially when it comes to the laws of attraction. And as shallow as it might be, research reveals the facial feature men find most attractive on a woman: her lips.

So when you meet someone new and notice his eyes, he’s actually looking at your lips. A study from Manchester University in the UK shows that in the first 10 seconds of meeting a woman, a man spends about half that time on average checking out her lips. Even longer if she’s wearing lipstick.

Researchers showed men photos of women, some wearing lipstick and some without and they found that shades of red lipstick captivated men the longest, 7.3 out of the first 10 seconds. And pink lip color was just behind that with 6.7 seconds out of the first 10. Fuller lips were also found to attract the eye for longer.

Lead researcher Dr. Geoff Beattie says the study shows lips represent one of the most sensual aspects of a woman’s body and play an important part in sexual attraction. He explains, “The research suggests that red lips and perceived attractiveness are still inextricably linked.”

Source: Whimn

We love a fancy pair of heels as much as the next girl, but we all know that walking in those things for long feels like torture. That’s why we’re delighted with news that confirms women are starting to choose footwear for comfort. According to a recent study, stiletto sales are down 12% and sneaker sales have increased 37% this past year.

So it seems women are putting their need for comfort ahead of the aesthetics of a cute five-inch heel and we’re here for it. We like to rock amazing shoes, too, but style doesn’t have to equal pain.

“Comfort is trending. That is like the number one thing. Women want to be comfortable,” explains Travis Hutchinson, a manager at Lord & Taylor. “You’re seeing women wearing sneakers with their suits, as well. Pencil skirts, dresses… It’s a huge trend.”

This trend doesn’t mean heels are over, but maybe we save them for special occasions and don’t feel pressured to wear them everywhere, especially if it involves a lot of walking or standing. And with all the cute sneakers on the market, it’s easy to be in style and comfy at the same time.

Source: Scary Mommy

Even if you have no personal experience with cheating, you still understand that it can be a soul crushing experience to have your partner be unfaithful to you. But as terrible as it to be cheated on, new research shows that there is actually an upside to it.

According to a survey of 5,705 people from 96 different countries, women who go through a breakup because of infidelity end up feeling more self-confident and develop higher emotional intelligence after six months to a year. So even though it feels beyond awful while you’re going through it, being cheated on will eventually leave you with “more self-confidence and more self-awareness, and independence in general” and it could even make you better at choosing the right partner next time.

Researchers explain that the woman who “loses” her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but that experience will help her find a better mate in the future. Study co-author Dr. Craig Morrissays, “Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins.’”

And researchers point out that on the flip side, the survey suggests that the “other woman” is worse off in the end and won’t have a successful long-term relationship, in most cases. So at least there’s that.

Source: Women's Health

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