Take a moment and think about where we would be without science. Pretty terrifying stuff isn’t it? So doesn’t it make sense that there are a million ways we could probably improve our everyday life with science? We’ve compiled a few helpful ways that science says we can improve our daily lives such as hangover recovery, making the perfect cup of tea, and staying warm.
Surviving a Hangover
Have you ever had one too many glasses of wine and the next day you’re feeling rather, uhm, like actual human garbage? Which is so strange because back in college a couple of glasses of wine was simply a drop in the ocean. Well, first and foremost you can thank genetics because they are what determines the severity of our hangovers. If you’re planning a night out, science tells us that eating a meal rich in fat and drinking in moderation can actually improve our chances of not feeling like a complete waste the next day. Contrary to what a lot of us believe, it is not wise to fight your hangover with more alcohol, but staying hydrated will vastly improve how you feel. Good luck.
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The Perfect Cup of Tea
Ahh, hot tea. ‘Tis the season, right? Well, science is here only to improve the experience. First things first, if you find yourself opting for a reusable mug, make sure it’s glass or ceramic, and if you typically use styrofoam, just stop. It’s bad for the planet and it’s porous so it absorbs flavor compounds, altering the taste. If you fancy a spot of “milk” in your tea, opt for oat milk and thank us later. And lastly, brew for a solid five minutes. Two minutes is okay but five will give you more flavor, just make sure not to brew for much longer because if you over-brew, your tea will taste bitter.
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For a lot of us, we’ve reached the time of the year that we’re just cold for the next few months until we finally start to thaw out. Staying warm even inside can be tricky, but we’ve got science on our side so nothing is impossible! First things first, layer up. Dressing in multiple layers is key to trapping your body heat so even if you’re just bumming around the house, throw an extra cardigan on, or start with a tank top that sits close to your skin under the start of your layers. While we’re talking layers, wear a hat. Most of our body heat escapes from our craniums, so wearing a hat will ensure we keep it all in. Well, more of it.
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