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From Scheherazade going on the longest bedtime storytelling spree in the 1,001 Arabian Nights to Freud delving into The Interpretation of Dreams to that seminal classic Goodnight, Moon, we all agree sleep is extremely important. But what does sleep actually do for you? Is it possible for sleep to actually improve your mental abilities while awake?

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1. The Importance of Sleep for Your Body (and Brain)

Aside from keeping you from feeling like you’re about to collapse into your morning breakfast (lifesaving coffee and all), there are several…

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You may have heard people use the phrase “Oh! He is just burying his head in the sand like an ostrich!” to denote that the person is in denial of a problem. In doing so, the said person hopes that the problem will go away.

But have you ever stopped and thought about whether ostriches truly bury their heads in the sand when they sense danger? Legends say “yes”, but biological science says “no”.

So, why do ostriches get such a bad rap? And if burying their head in the sand is a myth, then what do ostriches do when…

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It’s an old comedy truism that to explain a joke is to kill it. Still, that’s exactly what humor theory seeks to do because when you get down to it, laughter is a strange phenomenon.

There are several theories about why humor might be an important psychological and social element of human society. Some see humor as a way of being able to prove you’re part of a group. Showing that you’re “in” on an “in-joke” helps prove you’re part of an “in-group,” thus fostering unity. It can also potentially be a way to cope with dark and difficult situations.

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Broccoli, or vegetables in general, isn’t entirely a subject that sparks interest in minds of most people. Indeed the unassuming vegetable has garnered quite a bad reputation among young folk who see it as repulsive. This, we feel, is a disgraceful way to look at such a storied and versatile plant.

Indeed, you may not think it but broccoli actually has quite the interesting backstory that many people don’t know about or isn’t often brought up in mass media. …

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Olives are actually fruits; they are stone fruits and are related to mangoes, peaches, almonds, and pistachios. They grow on trees, and they are generally green when unripe but darken to black when fully ripened (some olives stay green even when ripe).

Nutritional benefits of olives by Fancied Facts

In the Mediterranean regions where olives are native, most olives are pressed into olive oil. Olive oil is a healthy source of fat and used for cooking many different kinds of dishes. It also makes a delicious salad dressing.

The olives that are not pressed for oil are usually processed and…

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There are lots of people in this world who can’t start their days without a cup of coffee! Coffee has a very distinctive aroma and an earthy, roasty, acidic taste. It can be enjoyed in many different ways from hot and black, to cold brew with sweet cream, to a dessert-like fluffy drink with flavored syrups and whipped cream. (Please note that when we’re talking about coffee health benefits here, we’re talking about the coffee, not the chocolate syrup or heavy creams.)

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Substances that make Coffee a healthy beverage

Coffee is loaded with…

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The worldwide cocoa and chocolate market was valued at $44.35 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach $61.34 billion by 2027. This represents a (Compound Annual Growth Rate) CAGR of 4.4%, which is definitely robust. Much of the growth is attributed to new product developments, as chocolate is and is expected to remain one of the top flavors in confectionary, bakery, and beverage products.

Dark Chocolate a healthy treat by Fancied Facts

There is a common perception of chocolate as junk food. It’s certainly true that there are products on the market that are primarily sugar and saturated fat…

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Cranberries are in an elite group of berries known as nature’s superfoods. Other berries in this category include blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, bilberries, acai berries, and grapes. They have earned their reputation as a superfood because of their nutritional profile that includes low calories, low fat, high fiber, lots of vitamins, and lots of antioxidants.

Berries are some of the healthiest natural, whole foods in the world, and they are very easy to consume since they can be eaten whole and raw with little prep time. …

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Discovered in China, green tea is one of the oldest drinks that are still consumed today. This is because green tea is one of the healthiest and most natural drinks in the world, but despite this being a very well-known fact many still shy away from this magical drink. Why?

Unlike other popular drinks, green tea carries a bitter taste if sugar is not added. Its bitterness can be increased if the tea itself is not good quality or if the water you used was far too hot, however, this is something that is very easy to fix! Many suggest…

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The debate has gone on far too long. Dog people have long said that their pooches are the superior pet while cat people proclaim that their furry companions are way better. All pets are great. They bring us comfort and friendship. Besides their independence and fluffiness, here are five reasons why you should get a cat.

Five reasons to get a cat by Fancied Facts

1. They’re Good for Your Heart

At the American Stroke Association’s International Conference in 2008, research was presented that suggests owning a cat is good for your heart health. A study followed 4500 men and women ranging from ages 35 to…

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