We are exposed to a mind-boggling amount of information every day. Whatever its origin, be it from other people, the media or the internet, it has varying degrees of relevance, importance and accuracy. However, much of this information makes its way into our culture where it is rapidly circulated and frequently assumed reliable.
Naturally, young people compare their appearance with models, actors and celebrities depicted in advertising and the media. Youngsters also have a tendency to ignore other abilities and focus on appearance as evidence of worthiness.
Waking up early enough to go for a walk or complete a workout followed by a healthy breakfast is undoubtedly a great way to kick-start the metabolism.
When it comes to kissing, all Europeans talk the same language: Kissing is key in love. Especially pleasant breath makes the heart beat faster. However, there are some regional variations in how Europe necks.
A new survey conducted by CB12 to coincide with National Kissing Day, taking place on 19 June, reveals that almost a third of Brits (31%) have been told that they have unpleasant breath by their partner. Unsurprisingly, 46% were embarrassed to hear the news, 18% were ashamed, yet a mere 3% were amused.
CB12 takes a closer look into the daily habbits that affect your breath – and the results may surprise you!
Luke Thorley from Welling Corner Dental Practice is highly experienced in aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and facial aesthetics. He talks about the sensitive issue of halitosis and how to enhance patient confidence.
Breathing is fundamental to life. Mammals do it through their lungs, fish through gills, insects through traceae in their abdomen. Without this most important of automatic responses, we cannot survive. Whether consciously or subconsciously, its importance is with us every day and is even reflected in our language when we speak of seeking ‘breathing space’ or of ‘breathing life’ into a piece of writing or work of art.
Take a step back in time to the civilisation of Ancient Egypt and breath was inextricably associated with the concept of the 'soul'. The Egyptians believed this was composed of several parts, the 'Ka' or breath, which continued after death and remained in proximity to the earthly body , while another part commenced it spiritual journey. In Christianity, the first book of the Bible, Genesis, speaks of the 'breath of life', while in Hinduism, 'Atman' comes from Sanskrit meaning 'essence' or 'breath' .
Invisibility was once a popular theme in science fiction and fairy tales, with invisibility cloaks, invisible enemies, even invisible worlds featured in stories. But invisibility is not necessarily confined to fiction and in the 'real' world there are also a considerable number of 'invisible' things around us.