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Why You Should Buy Experiences and Time, Not Things

by Andrew Merle

September 6, 2019

An extensive amount of research shows that experiences bring people more happiness than material goods. This can be explained by a number of reasons: The happiness spike for material items is short-lived, whereas experiences produce joy during the anticipation of the experience, the actual experience itself, and then from the memories afterwards.

Experiences tend to bring us together with other people, and social connection is a major key to happiness. Experiences often lead to better stories and conversations, helping us to relive the experience and bond with others (even if they weren’t there for the actual experience). Experiences are more likely to be defining moments in our life, and associated with how we see ourselves or who we want to be. Experiences are often more unique and distinctive when compared to material items.

So instead of buying a new shirt or watch, or even a new car, consider these experiential purchases instead: A special meal, sports or concert tickets, a foodie trip , lessons to learn a new skill (sports, music, language, cooking, etc.), theater, movie, or museum tickets, gym membership or exercise classes, Wine tasting

If you are going to buy a material item, then at least opt for a product that will lead to an experience. Experience-oriented products that help people learn or develop new skills (such as books, sporting goods, or musical instruments) have been shown to increase happiness and well-being.


The importance of cooking and how it can change your life

Michelle Pilecki

August 30, 2019

As far as the development of people and of civilization? Cooking makes food more easily digestible and gives it a longer shelf life. Cooking makes the calories more readily available. Ergo, less foraging and hunting feeds the same number of people — with leftovers. Or take it that the same amount of foraging and hunting feeds lots more people.

Once people didn’t have to spend all their time trying to feed themselves and their families, they could devote time to other pursuits, e.g. epic poetry/story-telling, organizing civic life (paving the way to civilization), devoting more time to raising the young and learning how to deal with disease.

On an even more basic level, cooking kills a lot of the nasty organisms in food, especially meats. Cooking makes the tissues more tender and easier to digest. Especially meats. Cooking makes the leftovers last a bit longer. Especially meats. Since meats have a higher caloric content than plant foots, and supplies micronutrients that plants do not, the people who had more access to cooked meats had better opportunities of growth and health.

Here's how ginger helps in treating nausea

Since ages, ginger has been an inseparable part of our culinary heritage. Right from adding a hint of taste to several delicacies to curing several ailments with its medicinal properties, this wonder spice has been used for various purposes. Ginger is basically a root or rhizome of the flowering plant known as Zingiber officinale, which is a native to India and Southeast Asia. Ginger has been known for curing stomach issues, severe cold and cough and is great for skin and hair fall. There are endless health benefits of this wonder spice, but did you know it can effectively cure the feeling of nausea.

The gluten free diet: all you need to know about the diet that will make you well again

If you have coeliac disease you will have to avoid gluten for life. A gluten free diet is the only treatment for the condition. Gluten is found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. On the gluten free diet you can eat many foods including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, rice and potatoes. You can also eat gluten free substitute foods and processed foods that don't contain gluten. You can tell whether gluten is in a food by learning about allergen labelling - it sounds scary, but you get used to it once you know how.

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

1. Eat Lots of Protein

2. Eat Less Saturated Fat

3. Consume Probiotics

4. Eat Velvet Beans

5. Exercise Often

6. Get Enough Sleep

7. Listen to Music

8. Meditate

9. Get Enough Sunlight

10. Consider Supplements