20 Photos Proving That Animals Can’t Live Without Love

Everyone knows that animals can be emotional and affectionate – but did you know animals can form loving couples and be in long-standing relationships? Watching these cute couples is really heart-melting and motivating!

We at Bright Side have prepared this selection for you of the most touching and funny animal couples that will make you feel warmer inside!

1. Sometimes love bites.

2. There are no boundaries when it comes to cuddling.

3. There’s so much love and care in this pic that it simply melts our hearts.

4. “Woah! Our first kiss!”

5. Let’s dance!

6. When you’re always there to protect your loved one:

7. Who doesn’t love to hug?

8. Whispering some cute little secrets

9. Caution! Seeing this pic may cause a strong desire to go back home to your loved one right now!

10. They’re so different, but it doesn’t matter.

11. Asking for a date

12. When you’re aware that you’re a charming couple:

13. This little couple is definitely having the sweetest dreams.

14. It looks like this gentleman is in a hurry for a date.

15. These birds could easily qualify for “The Most Beautiful Couple of the Year”.

16. Looks like a happy finale of their first date!

17. When there’s nothing better than spending time with your loved one:

18. All you need is love…and some sleep.

19. “Can I give you a kiss?”

20. It’s not possible to remain emotionless looking at these cuties!

Which couple did you like most? Maybe you also have some examples of warm relationships between animals? Feel free to share your stories and thoughts in comments.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/20-photos-proving-that-animals-cant-live-without-love-630510/

20 Animal Couples That Prove Love Does Exist

True love does exist. From a pair of butterflies to a couple of gorgeous penguins, the animal kingdom gives us amazing examples of heartfelt, inseparable couples who show us that “happily ever after” is not just a fairytale. You just can’t deny the magic and power of love when you look at this.

Bright Side has put together a compilation of stunning images which display love in its truest form. Scroll down at your own risk — they’re likely to melt your heart.

1. These adorable parrots look absolutely gorgeous together!

2. A sweet moment shared by a lynx couple…this will make anyone’s heart melt.

3. Nothing like an evening by the lake with the one you love…especially for a swan!

4. This lion couple shows us that love is about seeing a whole new world together, even with your eyes closed.

5. A loving snuggle is “owl” you need in life.

6. A butterfly couple sharing the sweet nectar of love.

7. A snow leopard’s version of “kiss and make up”

8. An earnest hug is the best way to say “I love you.”

9. Flamingos don’t need to struggle to prove their love — by just looking into each other’s eyes they create the shape of a “heart” between them!

10. A romantic kiss shared by a black-browed albatross couple

11. Having a shoulder to lean on…now that’s what love is all about.

12. When you’re in love, your world switches from black and white to a whirl of bright colors.

13. Love slows your world down, even for the world’s fastest runner — the cheetah.

14. These meerkats even know how to pose for a romantic picture together!

15. “Looking forward” to a lifetime together…now that’s true love.

16. If eyes are the windows to someone’s soul, we can see this elephant seal couple is deeply in love.

17. It’s a blessing to be so “deerly” loved by someone…

18. A whole new meaning for “childhood sweethearts”

19. Love makes your heart gallop toward an eternity of togetherness…

20. Now this is what you call a purr-fect couple.

Don’t these pictures make you believe in fairytales again? Share your opinion in the comments. If you liked this article, share it with friends who’d like to know if true love exists! It’s sure to make their day.

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18 Couples Who Prove Love Changes People for the Better

They say appearance doesn’t matter if you are in love. When the feelings are their peak, many couples make promises to each other to love each other forever and in any guise. But are you ready to become better for your second half? The couples in this article have proven by their own example that there is nothing impossible when you are working toward your goal together.

Bright Side will show you 18 couples who inspired each other to lose weight. They managed to attain incredible results together.

1. You can see the story of an incredible transformation. 3 years have passed between these 2 photos.

2. Danny and Lexi have lost almost 440 pounds over a year. Their common weight was almost 770 pounds at the time of their wedding, but it didn’t bother them at all. However, soon after they got married they learned that if they didn’t lose weight, they wouldn’t be able to have a baby. Their results are impressive!

3. This couple got into perfect physical shape over one year and started to look 10+ years younger. All because of a New Year’s resolution they made on New Year’s Eve.

4. This couple completely changed their lifestyle over 2 years. And it wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t been mutually supporting each other.

5. In 2013, this couple decided that it was high time to start living a healthy lifestyle. After one year, they lost 330 pounds together and started to look stunning.

6. These guys got into great shape before their wedding. We think they probably received an excess amount of compliments on that day.

7. This couple set a goal to lose weight at an age when most people prefer to ignore their physical shape. Together they lost 130 pounds in less than a year.

8. Haley Smith loved sweets her entire life. But after her boyfriend proposed to her, she promised that she’d change for the better. It was hard to recognize her after 6 months!

9. Sometimes couples lose weight after their wedding, instead of gaining it. The result for this couple is a loss of 330 pounds between the 2 of them.

10. The most difficult thing was to control their appetite and swap bad eating habits for healthy ones. But the result was worth it! They lost more than 500 pounds together over 2 years.

11. It’s hard to recognize these guys. They gave up their bad habits (alcohol and midnight snacks) and started to play sports regularly. He lost 110 pounds thanks to the support of his beloved girl, who also benefitted from this new healthy lifestyle.

12. This guy is just happy that his girlfriend won in a difficult struggle to get a perfectly shaped body.

13. Who said it’s impossible to lose weight after having 2 kids? These guys proved just the opposite and lost 110 pounds together.

14. A couple in love lost 330 pounds combined in a short period of time together. This extreme weight loss left its trace — a big amount of extra skin. Now they are raising funds to be able to get plastic surgeries.

15. When these guys met, they were far from being perfect but they managed to change for each other. Love definitely makes magic.

16. Becoming true athletes instead of simply losing weight, especially after having a baby, are results one can only feel proud of.

17. 3 years have passed between the first and the second photos. They managed to lose 220 pounds combined.

18. The main thing in reaching your goal is to be consistent and never give up.

Have you ever tried to lose weight with your partner? Or are you the ones who have been leading a healthy lifestyle for your entire lives? Please share your stories with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/inspiration-relationships/18-couples-who-prove-love-changes-people-for-the-better-638660/

The First Thing You See in These 14 Pictures Can Say a Lot About Your Attitude Toward Love

Researchers think that the way we see what’s around us can tell us something about our personalities. In this particular test, you’ll see how exactly you treat love affairs through your subconscious self. Who knows, maybe you’ll find out something you didn’t know about yourself!

We at Bright Side love tests, but please remember it’s just a game: don’t take it too seriously! If your results are spot on though, perhaps we’re not just playing around here.

1. A cat or a mouse?

2. A face or dancers?

3. A white face or a black face?

4. A dog’s head or a cat’s head?

5. A whale or a surfer?

6. A dog’s face or a dog’s leg?

7. A chicken or a face?

8. A dog or 2 cats?

9. 2 horses or a face?

10. 2 squirrels or a face?

11. Birds or a face?

12. Birds or a face?

13. A woman or a face?

14. A bird or a dog?

So, have you found out anything new about yourself? Tell us in the comments! Be sure to share this fun test with your friends and family for them to learn something about their hidden selves too!

Illustrated by Anastasiya Pavlova for BrightSide.me

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-quizzes/the-first-thing-you-see-in-these-14-pictures-can-say-a-lot-about-your-attitude-toward-love-638310/

You Don't Need to Love Dogs to Get Into Netflix's New 'Dogs' Documentary

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Mark your calendar because the only new Netflix series you need to watch this November revolves around man’s best friends. The streaming platform just released its trailer for its latest documentary, Dogs, and it’s a tear-jerker. 

The six-part series will follow six canines from around the world — Syria, Japan, Costa Rica, Italy, and the United States — and show the unconditional love they have for their owners. And vice-versa. So, what type of stories can viewers expect? 

According to Netflix, the docuseries will “explore the abiding emotional bonds that form between dogs and their caregivers, no matter the circumstances.” As expected, dog-lovers are already getting their tissues ready. “This is a series made for me, but I can’t watch it because I started crying just watching the promo. Then my dog came to see what was wrong, and I started sobbing,” one Netflix subscriber tweeted. Another added, “This week has been so so so hard but omg look at this Netflix series just about very good dogs.” 

Here’s an episode-by-episode breakdown of the show, set for premiere on Nov. 16. 

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Corinne and Rory

The documentary kicks off with Corinne, an 11-year-old girl who suffers from seizures. She is paired with Rory, a service dog trained to detect upcoming seizures — and their bond is unbreakable. “This episode highlights the depths of a closely formed friendship between a child and their dog, the unbreakable trust they have in each other and the incredible power of a dog’s ability to assist humans in health and wellness,” Netflix explained in a release. 

Ayham and Zeus 

Forced from his home is Syria, Ayham is now living in Germany and determined to save his dog, Zeus, who is still trapped in the Middle East. 

Alessandro and Ice 

Episode 3 will follow Italian fisherman Alessandro and his BFF Ice — a 10-year-old Labrador who helps with the family business.  “Since he was a puppy, Ice has been my partner,” Alessandro says on the show. “Ice is the heartbeat of our family.”  

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Japanese dog groomers

Thousands of miles away, the series also captures the dog culture in Japan — where owners and their pups sometimes wear matching outfits. “She is my daughter… I love her,” one pet owner says in the trailer. The episode will also follow two dog groomers as they travel to California to compete in Groom Expo West. 

Territorio de Zeguates

Take a look inside Territorio de Zeguates, a sanctuary in Costa Rica that houses thousands of dogs who were living on the streets. The farm encourages visitors to take part in their 3 kilometer walks, ,where you can play and exercise on the hills with the pack — and even bring your own dog to join in on the fun. 

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Dogs in New York City 

The series end with a look at the dog culture in New York City — and exactly what it takes to adopt a pup in the Big Apple. Fun fact: there are over 425,000 dogs living across all five boroughs. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/30/QxsPg/netflix-dog-documentary

20 Animal Photos Proving There’s Nothing Like a Mother’s Love

Nothing can be compared to a mother’s love. Humans might stay with their parents the longest, but that doesn’t mean the animal kingdom isn’t full of examples of loving mothers. Many animals have powerful bonds with their children. Mother elephants nurse their children for up to 6 years and take care of them for about 16 years or more. But they’re just one of the many animal mothers that affectionately show their love.

Bright Side has collected some of the loveliest images of maternal love in the animal world.

1. Mothers don’t always see eye-to-eye with their children, but they still always show their love.

2. Nothing is more precious to a child than seeing their mother smile.

3. For better or worse, mothers give their children something to hang on to.

4. Kids might not always appreciate it, but a mother is always there to give a loving nudge.

5. Of course, mothers know when it’s the time to play rough.

6. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, but the most important thing is their love.

7. Even when a mother and her child are far apart, love always finds a way.

8. For some babies a mother can be a handy cleaning crew.

9. A mother is the perfect one to look up to.

10. It seems like a mother never sleeps. She helps the kids sleep enough for 2 people.

11. But all mothers know that it’s important to have a lot of love.

12. Sure, there are times when mothers put their kids on a pedestal.

13. Some mothers lead the way.


14. Though we can all agree, it takes a high degree of tolerance to become a mother.

15. Remember, nothing beats a kiss from mom.

16. When it comes to moms, you can never tell what’s greater: the love they give or the love they get.

17. Of course, different mothers have their own special ways of showing their love.

18. But their children know everything is just another way of saying “I love you!”

19. A mother’s favorite thing is hearing “I love you” back.

20. Because to every mother, a child is a beauty beyond compare.

Bonus: So, let’s give thanks to all the loving mothers around the world!

See, even in the animal kingdom, a mother’s love is a beautiful thing. What animal do you think is the most caring in the animal world? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/20-animal-photos-proving-theres-nothing-like-a-mothers-love-636710/

Here's Why Chris Hemsworth Is the Love of Humanity's Life

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It’s always disappointing whenever you get a chance to meet your heroes in real life and they turn out to be not-so-nice or accommodating. Now, I’m not talking about annoying someone when they’re out eating a meal; if you’re encroaching on their time with family, that makes you a total jerk-face.

I’m talking about situations where they could be perfectly nice human beings and they elect to be jerkish grumps. Those kinds of experiences can ruin your entire perception of that person and the work of theirs that you loved so darn much.

But then there are certain celebrities and public figures who end up being absolute sweethearts, even when there aren’t any cameras or PR opportunities readily lurking about. The only “reason” they go out of their way to make someone else’s day special is just because they felt like it.

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And one celebrity who plays a “nice guy” on camera — and actually is a nice guy in real life — is Mr. Chris Hemsworth. Yes, I know, it’s kind of unfair that someone who not only plays the part of the almighty Thor, but completely looks the part too, has a heart as big as his pecs.

But he totally does, and there are plenty of examples of his amazingness just floating around the internet. The most recent one is this interaction he had with a down-on-his-luck hitchhiker who was in desperate need of a ride.

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Chris was travelling with his pal Luke Zocchi when the two decided to pick up musician Scott Hildebrand, who was standing on the side of the road, asking for a ride to Byron Bay. As it turns out, the Thor star and Luke were headed just that way.

But Scott wasn’t just getting a truck ride with the two dudes to his desired destination, they told him that they were actually taking a chopper over the water and it was his blind luck that he’d get to tag along.

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Chris jokingly said he’d just have to chip in $4,000 for gas to hitch a ride while patting Scott on the shoulders. The look on Scott’s face as he giddily sat in the truck, awaiting a dream ride with a real-life Avenger says it all.

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As if you weren’t jealous enough of Scott, the helicopter ride itself looked absolutely breathtaking. The beautiful blue waters of the beach beneath you, with Chris Hemsworth pallin’ around two feet away while helping you haul you stuff around the country, is just incredible.

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Here’s the best part: Scott had no idea who the two nice gentlemen were until he got to the helipad. In an interview with Nova FM Radio, Scott said that Luke told him before they got on the chopper that it was “Chris Hemsworth, Thor,” and Scott just went from ecstatic to my-mind-is-blown.

After landing at Byron Bay, Chris and Luke bid farewell to their hitch-hiking passenger, saying, “Alright, Scotty, dream’s over, back to the normal hitchhiker life of kombis and stuff mate, you’re on.” I don’t know what a kombi is, but it’s so endearingly Australian.

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Some people just have all the luck, don’t they?

Although this’ll probably be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Scott, and one that’ll eclipse all of his other hitchhiking experiences (anyone who has backpacked across a foreign land will tell you), it isn’t Chris’ first rodeo when it comes to being a darn decent human being.

There was the time when Chris was chilling at the airport and then accidentally left his wallet on a table after eating a meal. He had assumed he would never see it again, but thankfully, a good samaritan found it.

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The young man mailed the wallet back to Chris, along with a letter. At the end of his note, he mentioned that his mother saw the actor on Ellen and asked if he could somehow hook him and his mom up with tickets to see the show live.

Not only did Chris make good on that request, but Ellen then invited the young man up on the stage to sit next to the actor who was being interviewed by everyone’s favorite daytime talk-show host. What happened next was super awesome.

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Because Chris was sure that the cash in his wallet was gone anyway (and because he’s kind of uncomfortable about being mega-rich in the first place) he gave the young man all of the money that was in his wallet at the time.

The wholesome, feel-good moment was made even more wholesome and feel-good when the young man was given a thank-you letter, along with a $10,000 check towards his college tuition fees courtesy of Shutterfly. It pays to be awesome to Thor.

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The most jacked of the famous Hollywood Chris-es also is involved with a number of charities and causes. Like Baby2Baby, which is an organization that helps get infants, toddlers, and kids aged 0-12 necessities such as diapers, toiletries, and other basics.

He’s also been involved with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, the Motion Picture Television Fund Foundation, Oceana, and the Robert F Kennedy Memorial. Not to mention tons of other times he’s lent his celebrity and Thor likeness to noteworthy causes, like Stand up to Cancer

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Everyone deserves a beloved Chris that inspires them. And because Chris Hemsworth is such a larger-than-life personality, he can be that Chris for many people. I happen to have been blessed with a Chris in my life already, but I wouldn’t say no to a chopper ride with Hemmy.

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/22/gPrY7/chris-hemsworth-the-best

17 Thrilling 3D Floors Anyone Would Love to Walk On

Decorating home is always a matter of personal choice and many people opt for quite unusual and brave decor. From unusual wall shapes to floors that trick the human eye, there are various designs that prove human imagination knows no boundaries. This article will show you how the combination of special materials and 3D painting techniques can give anyone a feeling that they are standing on hot lava or that they are walking on water.

Bright Side gives you a chance to take a look at the works of art on these floors and be amazed at the bravery of the residents of these homes.

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Would you dare to get one of these floor designs in your home? Please tell us about it in the comments.

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-home/17-thrilling-3d-floors-anyone-would-love-to-walk-on-631610/

Scientists Found That Couples Who Really Love Each Other Tend to Gain Weight

The idea that happy couples gain weight when they love each other sounds slightly far-fetched, but surprisingly, there is evidence that supports this statement. According to several studies, couples who reported to be happy and satisfied in their relationships/marriages are more likely to gain weight.

Here at Bright Side, we followed the studies that had been carried out and learned what was examined and what the result of the research was.

Married couples gaining weight

Research done by the University of North Carolina followed the weight measurements of more than 8,000 people and it was concluded that a married woman can gain, on average, 24 pounds during the first 5 to 6 years of her marriage. In addition, women who lived with their partners but weren’t married gained 22 pounds while women who were dating but weren’t living with their partner gained only 13 pounds.

The study also showed that men gained weight during the transition from being single to being in a relationship, and it showed that men who cohabited with their other half for more than 2 years were twice as likely to gain more than 25 pounds than men who did not live with their partner.

The study reached a conclusion that there is a strong association between romantic relationships and the number of obesity-related results. However, even though weight gain is evident in long-term romantic relationships, there was a significant decrease in smoking and alcohol abuse which shows a willingness of couples to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Newly wedded couples

More research was done by the National Institute of Health to examine whether weight gain in newly wedded couples was a positive or negative reflection of their happiness. The study followed couples who had been married for more than 4 years and it examined their emotional health and levels of stress. It was found that couples who had recently been happily married were twice more likely to put on weight whereas couples who reported being not as happy with their spouses were less likely to gain weight.

The study reached the conclusion that happy couples gain more weight because they don’t have the need to attract another partner and they feel happier the way they are. Whereas couples who feel unhappy in their relationships are unable to gain more weight due to stress. However, it is recommended for happily married couples who gained weight to think of their BMI because of health issues rather than their appearance.

Weight gain is contagious

A study done by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that weight gain is also contagious in married couples. If one partner is gaining weight, the other partner has a 37% chance of gaining more weight as well. This is because they adapt to each other’s habits since they spend so much time together. Whereas couples that might be unhappy in their relationships avoid spending time together so it becomes more difficult to adapt to each other’s eating habits.

People holding the study analyzed the social environment, habits and mutual activities of the couples and reached the conclusion that mutual weight gain derives from both individuals psychologically influencing each other with their eating habits.

It is important to keep in mind that even though these are studies done by health professionals, they only show a number of instances in the world and not the whole world in question, so it does not apply to everyone. There are always exceptions and it doesn’t mean that when you don’t gain weight when you are married that you are not happy with your partner. These studies were mainly done in order to understand the living situations of couples and to help fight obesity.

It is vital to influence each other in positive ways with healthy eating habits and lifestyles regardless of weight in order to enjoy each other’s company for the rest of your lives.

What do you think about the results of these studies? Do you believe you can gain more weight when you are happily married? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source : https://brightside.me/inspiration-relationships/scientists-found-that-couples-who-really-love-each-other-tend-to-gain-weight-626710/

20 Historical Photos Proving That Time Changes, but Love Remains the Same

As George Burns once said, “Love is a lot like a backache: it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” Indeed, love is the most mysterious of human emotions that can be shown and felt in many different ways. But sometimes, if you catch the right moment, you may get the feeling that you’ve managed to get closer to the very essence of being in love.

Bright Side gathered the most passionate photos of couples from the past that will not leave you indifferent.

20. The kiss in a car, the 1940s

19. A young couple in California, the 1970s

18. Steve McQueen with his wife Neile Adams, 1963

17. The look right before a kiss, 1950s

16. Jayne Mansfield with her husband Mickey Hargitay at the Cannes Film Festival, 1957

15. 2 lovers in Washington Square Park, New York, 1962

14. Paul Newman with his wife Joanne Woodward, 1963

13. Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, 1961

12. A couple kissing while picnicking, 1950s

11. Audrey Hepburn with her husband Mel Ferrer, 1956

10. Elizabeth Taylor with her friend Roddy McDowall on the beach in California, 1948

9. A couple at a Rolling Stones concert in Philadelphia, 1978

8. Johnny Hallyday with Sylvie Vartan before he joined the military, 1964

7. A model and her friend on the beach in San Diego, the 1940s

6. Brigitte Bardot and her husband Roger Vadim on the set of And God Created Woman, 1956

5. The actress Anouk Aimé and the composer Pierre Barou, 1966

4. A teenage couple sharing an ice cream shake, 1958

3. The singer Charles Aznavour with his wife Evelyne, 1956

2. The actress Gina Lollobrigida with her husband Milko Skofic at the Cannes Film Festival, 1958

1. Marilyn Monroe with baseball player Joe DiMaggio, 1954

Bonus: Age doesn’t matter when it comes to true love.

Which photo did you like the most? Share your opinions with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-photography/20-historical-photos-proving-that-time-changes-but-love-remains-the-same-629260/