Ever wondered why roses, out of all the beautiful flowers out there, are a symbol of love? According to ancient Greek mythology, all roses were of only one color, white. Now legend says that one day Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was bragging to the rest of the Olympians about how she could make anyone fall in love. Everyone was getting extremely annoyed by her constant boasting, so Zeus, being the biggest jerk that he was, decided to play a prank on her. He used his power as the king of Olympus to make Aphrodite fall in...Read More
Author: Haniya Javed
About The Author
Perfectly unique just like everybody else. A friendly, socially awkward ambivert. From getting excited over science videos to fangirling over novels, a nerd to the core.
Have you ever found yourself wondering you would be happier if you bought a new car, a bigger house, or got promoted? But more often than not, once you attain any of these things, the happiness attached with them, although intense for a while, is momentary; you inadvertently go back to the way you were before. This is described as The Hedonic Treadmill; that regardless of what might happen to someone, they return to the same baseline happiness. The overall feeling of happiness in your life is somewhat constant with simple fluctuations here and there. The term hedonic adaptation...Read More
The dawn of 2020 wasn’t so bright for the world; with the Australian forest fires, threat of World War 3, the volcanic eruption in the Philippines, and of course the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus disease was first reported as pneumonia of unknown cause detected from Wuhan, China, on 31st December 2019. The virus, while named officially as SARS-CoV-2, due to it being genetically related to the coronavirus of the SARS outbreak in 2003, was announced to the world as COVID-19 virus by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th of February 2020. As the term SARS being included in...Read More
Ever wondered why taking a shower is so soothing? Or why being in or near water puts you at peace? Well, if so, let me introduce you to what we call “the Mammalian Diving Response”. In humans, this response is triggered by wetting the face and nostrils, coming into greater effect when one holds their breath. It can be seen in infants as young as six months old, so they too can perform infant swimming. The heartbeat slows down, and you feel at peace. This is why washing your face helps cope with anxiety – it gives you a...Read More
The four seasons, Summer – I wish it were colder, Winter – I wish it were warmer, Spring – I wish I didn’t have allergies, and Autumn – I wish I were happy. Oh wait, let’s backspace a bit; Summer – beach parties, Winter – bonfire nights, Spring – kite flying, and Autumn – jumping in heaps of leaves. Now that’s a bit better. Each season brings its own unique flavor to the table; Autumn-the short-lived season, squashed in between summer and winter is, without doubt, the most loved of them all. The word autumn is derived from the...Read More