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12 Things a Woman Who Respects Herself Won’t Skimp On



When a woman loves and appreciates herself, she doesn’t skimp on buying quality things. Additionally, inexpensive items can be bad not only for self-esteem, but for health as well. For example, a cheap mattress can ruin your posture, which is more difficult to correct than just buying a good mattress in the first place. And an old phone case can ruin a well-thought-out look… the list goes on and on.

We at Bright Side compiled a list of ordinary things that any self-respecting woman shouldn’t try to save money on.

1. A good mattress

A poorly chosen mattress can become a reason for chronic fatigue and this is counterintuitive taking into account the hectic schedules of modern women. Moreover, it could give you poor posture.

Manufacturers and doctors recommend changing your mattress every 8 years because it becomes too soft and saggy and is unable to properly support the natural S-shaped curve of the spine.

How to choose a mattress correctly:

  • A semi-firm model is a good option for most people.

  • If you don’t have trouble sleeping, choose a mattress made of memory foam — it provides comfort in any position by taking on the body’s shape. If you’re one of those people who keeps tossing and turning while sleeping, a more firm mattress will be a better choice.

2. Thermal underwear

They will help you look great even in the coldest seasons. Moreover, you won’t have to wear many layers to keep yourself warm. We believe that thermal underwear is a long-term investment in beauty and health.

The model choice depends on your needs:

  • If you have a low-active lifestyle, choose heat-saving underwear made of wool or fleece.
  • Moisture-removing models made of synthetic materials are good for intense physical activities. They will also help to avoid overcooling.
  • Mixed options are suitable for city life. For example, single-layer or double-layer synthetic underwear with a thin layer of fleece or with a small percentage of wool in the composition.

It’s important to choose the size correctly. Thermal underwear should be well-fitted and shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. The size directly affects how warm you’ll feel.

3. A phone case

People around you will notice how neat this item looks. That’s why you shouldn’t try to save money on this accessory. Moreover, nowadays there are a wide range of phone cases available on the market.

However, even the most expensive case will lose its sparkle after some time. Don’t skimp on the new case if that happens. The best option is to have several phone cases at once. And remember to choose accessories so that they fit in with your overall look.

4. Water

It’s dangerous to drink tap water that hasn’t been boiled, but at the same time the heat treatment ’kills’ the water because of the salting out process. It makes minerals settle down to the bottom, resulting in a loss of about half of its beneficial properties.

Buy bottled water in stores or go to a confirmed natural spring that is located outside of the city. Good water is a fundamental contribution to your health.

5. Good quality desserts

Women like to treat themselves to goodies, but chocolates and other store-bought sweets are not that great. Not only are they bad for our figure but also for our gastric mucosa. Chemicals that are found in ordinary check-out line chocolate negatively affect the skin, and reduce the sensitivity of our taste buds.

So, it’s better to take care of your health in the long run rather than indulge in a momentary weakness. If you can’t cut out sweets completely, treat yourself with visits to restaurants or high-quality pastry shops from time to time. Pounds of cheap grocery store candy can’t compare to a piece of good, high-quality cake.

6. Toilet paper

Reddit users are sure that the price difference between a monthly supply of cheap and expensive toilet paper is pretty small. However, the comfort level differs greatly.

If you track your expenses, try to check this difference yourself. Maybe they’re right and it’s really not that big and you don’t have to use a bad quality product.

Lesser quality toilet paper can contain harmful additives that can cause an allergy or dermatitis. So, buying expensive toilet paper is not an indulgence, and when you do it, you’re actually taking care of your health.

7. Hair dying

Besides harming your hair and the skin on your scalp, cheap hair dye results in bad color. Oftentimes, the colors sold by budget manufacturers have no depth and they don’t look the way we want them to on our hair.

You also shouldn’t skimp on hairdressing services. Not only will an expert help you in choosing the right look, but they will also provide high-quality hair care by using good hair products.

If you decide to go to the nearest hairdresser in order to get a budget service for your hair color, there is a high chance that your hair condition will suffer and you won’t get the desired results.

8. Hand care

Well-groomed hands are a bright indicator of how much a woman cares about herself. Aside from many other factors, this body part indicates a woman’s real age.

Taking care of your hands is not just about buying expensive creams. There are other things you shouldn’t try to save money on like not using gloves for cleaning and for protection from the cold. Also, try to avoid water that is too cold or too hot — washing your hands at these temperatures can lead to the appearance of microcracks.

9. Makeup foundation

When choosing a makeup foundation, keep in mind that it is supposed to enhance the natural beauty and not layer over it. A cheap foundation clogs pores, dries them out, or conversely makes the skin too oily. Additionally, budget cosmetics don’t allow you to choose the correct structure and color of the product depending on the condition of your skin and its problems.

Not only can a good-quality foundation even out your complexion, but it can also protect the skin from the negative impact of the environment. One tube of foundation is usually enough to last for 6 months which means that the monthly cost of an expensive foundation won’t be that high.

10. Tattoos

When you’re young, the desire to try new things is overwhelming and it’s difficult to realize that a tattoo might stay with you for the rest of your life and that it will be extremely hard to remove it.

That’s why it’s better to go to a tattoo parlor that has a good reputation:

  • The availability of a medical book for all tattoo salon masters is mandatory.
  • Using original and certified consumables is a must as well. Hi quality dyes have brighter colors than budget ones. The difference will be more vivid after a couple of years of getting the tattoo.

Before getting a permanent tattoo, try a temporary one or get a Mehndi drawn on your skin. Keep it for a while and it will help you to understand how comfortable you’ll feel with this new look.

11. Tampons and sanitary napkins

It’s vital to not skimp on feminine hygiene products. Not only is it dangerous to buy tampons and sanitary napkins from dubious manufacturers (the composition of the materials they use is pretty suspicious), but one should also remember that it’s recommended to change them every 3-4 hours. And the manufacturers themselves remind us about this requirement.

A menstrual cup is a good alternative. It isn’t cheap, but it will serve you for a long time. It’s environmentally friendly and has far fewer contraindications compared to the traditional means of feminine hygiene. Ask for a gynecologist’s help in order to choose a cup correctly. This will also ensure that you don’t have any contraindications for using it.

12. Professional photos

It’s unlikely that you’re going to proudly want to show a bunch of selfies or quickly-taken photos to your descendants.

It’s better to not try to skimp on good-quality photo sessions. A professional photographer will pick the right angle and light, catch your sincere emotions, and fully capture your look. Why not make an annual photo session a tradition? On your birthday, for example.

Which things do you skimp on but would like to stop? We would be glad to hear from you in the comments!

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20 People Share Secrets From Their Jobs and Now We Can’t Sleep Well




Almost every job has its own secrets and nuances that very few people know. The people of different professions shared secrets from their jobs on Reddit and on Twitter and some of their stories may seriously change the way you see the world.

We at Bright Side, of course, don’t have any secrets like these, but as it turns out, not all other professions are as transparent as they seem to be.

  • Truck driver: 9 out of 10 truck drivers travel with a smartphone on their windshield watching a TV-series. Stay away from big trucks.
  • Disney World employee: There are secret tunnels underneath both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom (and probably other parks too) that enable the cast members to travel across the park pretty quickly and easily.

Comment from a park-goer: My father suffered a heart attack while visiting Epcot. I have never witnessed a faster medical response with professionals appearing from seemingly nowhere with just as fast transport through underground tunnels. It was a lifesaver. He was transported to a Disney hospital where he received great care after an emergency surgery and our stay was extended by 3 weeks.

  • IT support people: (help desks, computer repair shops, Geek Squad, etc.) are mostly just better at Googling than you are.
  • Employee at a flour factory: Wheat flour is not actually white. We use chlorine to make it look more attractive. This also increases the gluten level in flour, and this is why people are more gluten-sensitive today.
  • Rescue team member: When you are a young lifeguard, you always have a radio with you 24/7. And you always listen to what happens in the city. If you are going, for example, to a birthday party in your own car and then you hear there is a fire on a nearby street, you turn the car and drive there! (I have my own gear in the car). @Moscow_Spasatel
  • Olive oil factory employee: We had only one kind of oil but we put it in 27 different containers and sold it at different prices. Some of them were labeled as imported, some were called the highest quality oil. But it was the same oil in every single bottle.
  • IT-service engineer: When someone is fixing your computer, they also often look through the data on your hard drive searching for something funny or embarrassing. So, before you give your computer to an IT service, clear your browser history, and copy all the important data to an external drive.
  • Candle factory: Paraffin candles are dangerous and poisonous. Because I know what we added in there (even to the candles that say “100% paraffin”), I will never ever use candles again. If you need to use them for some reason, buy candles made of bee’s wax without any scents.
  • Sommelier: Wine isn’t vegan. It’s not even vegetarian in some cases. The filtering (refining) process uses egg whites, and sometimes isinglass (fish parts).

  • Movie theater: A large bag of popcorn that costs the customer $5.99 (at the time) cost the movie theatre 6 cents to produce, including the butter, the kernels, the bag, the power used by the popper and the time it took the concession employee to fill up the bag and give it to the customer.
  • Internet services: Most “subscription services” will raise their prices over time because they expect you to just live with it. This applies to phone bills, cable packages, internet service, insurance plans… Call up, politely complain about the price. Skip the canned “well the price has gone up because inflation/rising costs/age/end of promotion” and continue to politely say it’s too much, your budget can’t handle all your outgoings and you may need to drop the service. Either you are speaking to someone who can reduce the price, or they can put you through to a person authorized to reduce the price.
  • Mechanic: If you want to go on vacation and you don’t know where to leave your car, get it to a mechanic. Many people do this. It’s ridiculously cheap and you can be away for a month! It is much more expensive to use parking lots. @Neformatws
  • Pharmacist: I’ve worked at several factories that manufacture medications. And the rules were the same everywhere: if you dropped pills on the floor, just put them back into the bottle. So, maybe your medications are not as clean as you think.
  • Librarian: The amount of toilet paper, random items, and bills used as bookmarks that are left in returned library books is unbelievable!
  • Doctor: We spend so much time to be good at what we do, that we know almost nothing about other things.

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The spring equinox is Wednesday, March 20: 7 things to know about the first day of spring.




The vernal equinox is upon us: On Wednesday, March 20, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of spring, with daylight hours continuing to lengthen until the summer solstice in June. For those south of the equator, it’s the beginning of autumn.

Technically speaking, the equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the equator. This will happen at 5:58 pm Eastern time on Wednesday. (A few hours later, at 9:43 pm, you can look out for the “supermoon”, the last one until 2020.)

Below is a short scientific guide to the most equal night of the year.

1) Why do we have an equinox?

The equinox, the seasons, and the changing length of daylight hours throughout the year are all due to one fact: The Earth spins on a tilted axis.

The tilt — possibly caused by a massive object hitting Earth billions of years ago — means that for half the year, the North Pole is pointed toward the sun (as in the picture below). For the other half of the year, the South Pole gets more light. It’s what gives us seasons.


Here’s a time-lapse demonstration of the phenomenon shot over the course of a whole year from space. In the video, you can see how the line separating day from night swings back and forth from the poles during the year.

NASA/Meteosat/Robert Simmon

And here’s yet another cool way to visualize the seasons. In 2013, a resident of Alberta, Canada, took this pinhole camera photograph of the sun’s path throughout the year and shared it with the astronomy website EarthSky. You can see the dramatic change in the arc of the sun from December to June.

This is a 6 month pinhole photo taken from solstice to solstice, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. We are one of the sunniest cities in Canada, and this shows it nicely.

Posted by Ian Hennes on Saturday, December 21, 2013

(You can easily make a similar image at home. All you need is a can, photo paper, some tape, and a pin. Instructions here.)

2) How many hours of daylight will I get Wednesday?

Equinox literally means “equal night.” And during the equinox, most places on Earth will see approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night.

But not every place will experience the exact same amount of daylight. For instance, on Wednesday, Fairbanks, Alaska, will see 12 hours and 15 minutes of daylight. Key West, Florida, will see 12 hours and six minutes. The differences are due to how the sunlight gets refracted (bent) as it enters Earth’s atmosphere at different latitudes.

That daylight is longer than 12 hours on the equinox is also due to how we commonly measure the length of a day: from the first hint of the sun peeking over the horizon in the morning to the very last glimpse of it before it falls below the horizon in the evening. Because the sun takes some time to rise and set, it adds some extra daylight minutes.

Check out to see how many hours of sunlight you’ll get during the equinox.

3) Over the course of the entire year, does every spot on Earth get an equal number of daylight hours?

In the summer months, the northernmost latitudes get a lot of daylight. Above the Arctic Circle, during the summer, there’s 24 hours of daylight. In the winter, the Arctic Circle is plunged into constant darkness.

So does this mean the number of daylight hours — in total, over the course of the year — equal out to places where the seasonal difference is less extreme?

The answer to this question is somewhat surprising: Roughly speaking, everywhere on Earth sees a similar number of daylight hours every year. But the equator actually gets slightly fewer daylight hours than the poles.

As astronomer Tony Flanders explained for Sky & Telescope magazine, sunlight at the poles gets refracted more than sunlight at the equator. That refracting results in the visible disc of the sun being slightly stretched out (think of when the full moon is near the horizon and looks huge — it’s being refracted too). And the refracted, stretched-out sun takes slightly longer to rise and set. Flanders estimated that the equator spends around 50.5 percent of its year in sunlight, while the poles spend between 51.5 and 53 percent of their years in sunlight.

And, of course, this is how much sunlight these areas could potentially receive if the weather were always perfectly clear; it’s not how much sunlight they actually see, nor the strength of the sunlight that hits their ground. “Where are the places on Earth that receive the largest amount of solar radiation?” is a slightly different question, the answer to which can be seen on the chart below.

US Energy Information Administration

4) Can I really only balance an egg on its tip during on the equinox?

Perhaps you were told as a child that on the equinox, it’s easier to balance an egg vertically on a flat surface than on other days of the year.

The practice originated in China as a tradition on the first day of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar in early February. According to the South China Morning Post, “The theory goes that at this time of year the moon and earth are in exactly the right alignment, the celestial bodies generating the perfect balance of forces needed to make it possible.”

This is a myth. The amount of sunlight we get during the day has no power over the gravitational pull of the Earth or our abilities to balance things upon it. You can balance an egg on its end any day of the year (if you’re good at balancing things).

This man is very good at balancing eggs.
AFP/Getty Images

5) Is there an ancient monument that does something cool during the equinox?

During the winter and summer solstices, crowds flock to Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. During the solstices, the sun either rises or sets in line with the layout of the 5,000-year-old-monument. And while some visit Stonehenge for the spring equinox too, the real place to be is in Mexico.

That’s because on the equinox, the pyramid at Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula puts on a wondrous show. Built by the Mayans around 1,000 years ago, the pyramid is designed to cast a shadow on the equinox outlining the body of Kukulkan, a feathered snake god. A serpent-head statue is located at the bottom of the pyramid, and as the sun sets on the day of the equinox, the sunlight and shadow show the body of the serpent joining with the head.

This is easier to see in a video. Check it out below.

6) Are there equinoxes on other planets?

Yes! All the planets in the solar system rotate on a tilted axis and therefore have seasons. Some of these tilts are minor (like Mercury, which is tilted at 2.11 degrees). But others are more like the Earth (tilted at 23.5 degrees) or are even more extreme (Uranus is tilted 98 degrees!).

Below, see a beautiful composite image of Saturn on its equinox captured by the Cassini spacecraft (RIP) in 2009. The gas giant is tilted 27 degrees relative to the sun, and equinoxes on the planet are less frequent than on Earth. Saturn only sees an equinox about once every 15 years (because it takes Saturn 29 years to complete one orbit around the sun).

Cassini Imaging Team/NASA

During Saturn’s equinox, its rings become unusually dark. That’s because these rings are only around 30 feet thick. And when light hits them head on, there’s not much surface area to reflect.

7) I clicked this article accidentally and really just want a mind-blowing picture of the sun

The sun blew out a coronal mass ejection along with part of a solar filament over a three-hour period (February 24, 2015). Some of the strands fell back into the sun.
Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA

The image above was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a spacecraft launched in 2010 to better understand the sun.

This past summer, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft that will come within 4 million miles of the surface of the sun (much closer than any spacecraft has been before). The goal is to study the sun’s atmosphere, weather, and magnetism and figure out the mystery of why the sun’s corona (its atmosphere) is much hotter than its surface. Still, even several million miles away, the probe will have to withstand temperatures of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit.

It’s essential to understand the sun: It’s nothing to mess with. Brad Plumer wrote for Vox about what happens when the sun erupts and sends space weather our way to wreak havoc on Earth.

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