How a 30-second quickie is actually good for your health – and could even give you stronger orgasms 0 235

THREE quarters of us say we need a mood boost in January.

We crave daylight at this time of year, but in the absence of that, Yasmin Harisha and Claire Dunwell bring you ten easy ways you can cheer yourself up in just 30 seconds.

GettyThree quarters of us say we need a mood boost in January[/caption]

Eat a banana

GettyBananas are our most popular fruit and they are high in the hormone serotonin[/caption]

NANAS are our most popular fruit and they are high in the hormone serotonin, which helps to improve mood and reduce anxiety.

The fruit also contains the amino acid tryptophan as well as vitamins A, and B6 – with the latter also linked to the same happy-helping hormone.

Take a sip of tea

Getty – ContributorAussie boffins found that a cuppa perks you up thanks to the amino acid theanine[/caption]

THERE’S nothing better than a cuppa to perk you up and much of the reason is thanks to the amino acid theanine in the drink.

Mixed with caffeine, theanine boosts brain activity, mood and gives a sense of relaxation and well-being while also improving alertness, Aussie boffins found.

Smell coffee

GettyOne study found that coffee scent in a room improved wellbeing for 90 per cent of people there[/caption]

IF tea isn’t your . . . er . . . cup of tea you can get a lift from the nation’s other favourite hot drink.

Even the smell of coffee helps, travelling to the part of the brain responsible for emotions.

One study found that coffee scent in a room improved wellbeing for 90 per cent of people there.

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Light a candle

GettyPsychologist Emma Kenny says candles are ‘ritualistic’ and ‘connect us with nostalgia’[/caption]

CANDLE light sends calming signals to the brain and the smell, particulary when scented, is a help too.

Psychologist Emma Kenny says: “Anything that offers sensory pleasure, such as nice smells, connects us with nostalgia.

“It’s ritualistic and makes us feel grateful for the moment, lifting mood.”

Chew gum

GettyChewing gum can reduce anxiety and improve mood in healthy young adults[/caption]

A STUDY in Japan found using gum regularly can reduce anxiety and improve mood in healthy young adults.

It increases blood flow to the brain and releases nervous energy by reducing the stress hormone cortisol.

It improves alertness too, but choose sugarless to save your teeth.

Reach the big O

ShutterstockThe average male and female orgasm lasts ten to 35 seconds and regular sex means more orgasms – a quick and surefire way of warding off the winter blues[/caption]

ORGASMS are a half-minute mood booster because they flood the brain with health-boosting, feelgood endorphins.

The average male and female orgasm lasts ten to 35 seconds and regular sex means more orgasms – a quick and surefire way of warding off the winter blues.

Sing the chorus

GettySinging the chorus of your favourite song will activate a tiny organ in the ear called the sacculus which is linked to the part of the brain that registers pleasure[/caption]

SINGING stimulates a tiny organ in the ear called the sacculus which is linked to the part of the brain that registers pleasure.

Singing the chorus of your favourite song will activate it, while deep breathing caused by singing slows the heart rate, raises oxygen levels and relaxes the brain.

Stroke a pet

GettyStroking, hugging or simply touching an animal can relieve stress and pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression[/caption]

PET owners are less likely to suffer from depression.

Stroking, hugging or simply touching an animal can relieve stress.

Psychologist Emma explains: “The exchange between cat, dog and owner – that mutual appreciation – helps to bring calm and also stops us feeling on high alert.”

Hold eye contact

GettyHolding eye contact for 30 seconds can lift your mood[/caption]

US researchers say brief interactions with strangers can lift moods.

In a study, half of the volunteers who were asked to start a chat with a stranger reported a better mood than those who weren’t.

If such a task feels daunting, holding eye contact for 30 seconds also brings similar benefits.

Make a victory list

GettyMaking a ‘victory list’ of achievements will make you more driven to face other tasks[/caption]

COMPLETING a task and spending half a minute ticking off a to-do list releases dopamine, a neuro-transmitter that generates feelings of accomplishment, satisfaction and happiness, say researchers.

Making a “victory list” of achievements will make you more driven to face other tasks, too.

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Lensa AI app could be used to create erotica or porn 0 42

In recent days, the Lensa app, a service that uses a neural network to create drawn portraits, has gone viral. To generate drawings, you have to upload 10 to 20 of your portrait photos to the app, from which the program will generate an avatar. But the app has proven easy to trick so that it creates soft porn.

Internet users say that if you upload topless photos to Lensa, the app disables the NSFW filter and generates nudes. 

In general, the idea of uploading your photos to a questionable app seems bad to many. The owners of the service assure that users’ photos are deleted after 24 hours, but it is impossible to check whether this is true. In addition, such services have repeatedly allowed leaks of users’ personal data.

The Lensa application is a SaaS product of Russian developers Prisma Labs. This is especially disturbing for the residents of Ukraine, where the application has also gone viral: Ukrainian journalists urge citizens not to give their personal data to Russians, because considering the work of Russian special services, no one can guarantee a sufficient level of security when using programs written by the enemy. To use Lensa, each user has to accept the rules – to agree to the training of the neural network in order for it to work more correctly. Photos go to Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services cloud storage – and, according to the developers, are deleted from there in 24 hours after being processed in Lensa. 

Lensa’s creators assure that users remain anonymous. The app doesn’t specifically ask them for access to metadata such as geolocation. However, the metadata that identifies the user can be linked to the photo that the person uploads to the app. But the Lensa team promises that photos are cleared of metadata before they are saved to Lensa systems.For now, Lensa AI is available for private use, although it may well offer its services to corporations. To do so, they will need B2B SaaS marketing.

xQc shocked to see his girlfriend making out with an adult film actress on live TV 0 69

Beer pong might be a good idea, what could go wrong? On that basis , streamers xQc and Adin launched the live stream a few days ago without fear of what might happen . Both North American content creators have spent hours playing games with their partners.

The girls in question have a long history online, especially in the case of Sky Bri, Adin’s alleged partner. She is an adult film actress and has participated in various streamers before, always displaying an aggressive and overt sexuality.

After playing beer pong and drinking alcoholic beverages, NYYXXII somehow asked permission to kiss Sky Bri. – May I kiss her? Kayla asked Adina. After a look and another question to his partner, NYYXXII approached Sky Bri to eventually kiss her with an implied passion that undoubtedly influenced the young Canadian streamer.

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