Monday, August 4, 2014

Intelligent People All Have One Thing In Common: They Stay Up Later Than You

Elite Daily | There’s an electricity in the moon. A pulse, a magic, an energy. A bewitching entrancement unlike that of the sun.
The moon is for things unseen, things done in the shadows and beneath the fog. Under bridges and beneath bed sheets — it’s for wild hearts and unconcerned minds. It’s where plans are made in dark alleyways and secrets revealed under the soft haze of light coming through the cracks of closed shutters.
It’s when fugitives escape and kids run away. It’s when girls lose their virginities on torn leather seats and boys get into trouble. It’s when the suffering take their lives and the lonely seek comfort.
It’s when we fall in love — that passionate, all-consuming, purposeful love that always looks a little different in the light of day.
It’s by night that we see our true desires. We reflect on our moments of unhappiness and those yearnings that are momentarily blinded by the sun. It’s when we become poets and philosophers, martyrs and murderers.
It’s when we form regrets of days past and that profound hatred for those who hurt us. It’s when we choke on our tears through deep sobs that can only pour onto dark pillowcases.
The night is for passion. It’s for fanaticism, romance and trouble. It’s when your most tender, authentic and suppressed sides come out to play under the nonjudgmental eyes of the stars.
It’s for all those things you could never dream of doing by day, under the watchful eyes of the sun.
It’s no wonder night owls are more intelligent than those who hit the hay early. It makes sense that those who absorb the energy of the moon are more creative and open-minded than those who like to catch the early worm.
It’s only natural that those who go to bed earlier never experience the psychological and emotional changes that occur under the blanket of darkness.
According to ”Psychology Today,” intelligent people are more likely to be nocturnal than people with lower IQ scores. In a study run on young Americans, results showed that intelligent individuals went to bed later on weeknights and weekends than their less intelligent counterparts.
In ”Study Magazine,” Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at the London School Of Economics And Political Science, reported that IQ average and sleeping patterns are most definitely related, proving that those who play under the moon are, indeed, more intelligent human beings.
His analysis goes back to ancient times, asserting the idea that even in primitive years, people have been known to rise and fall with the sun.
Average brains were conditioned to follow this sleep pattern, while the more inquisitive, intellectual ones want to defy that pattern and create their own.
It’s an unconscious defiance that comes from refusal to acquiesce to the idea of mass appeal.
These findings are reported by “Study Magazine” as such:
Bedtimes and wake-up times for Americans in their 20s by IQ.
Very Dull (IQ < 75)
Weekday: 11:41 pm -7:20 am
Weekend: 12:35 am -10:09 pm
Normal (90 < IQ < 110)
Weekday: 12:10 am -7:32 am
Weekend: 1:13 am -10:14 am
Very Bright (IQ > 125)
Weekday: 12:29 am -7:52 am
Weekend: 1:44 am -11:07 am
Those with IQs less than 75 went to bed by 11:30 pm on weeknights in early adulthood, whereas those with IQs over 125 went to bed around after 12:30 am. This is no coincidence.
The data supports the notion that all night owls feel: the only real time for living is after everyone’s gone to bed.
Only after dark can we learn, absorb and study the effects of the day. It’s a necessary self reflection that few humans take the time to make.
There’s something to be said about those who fight the urge to sleep and explore that block of uncharted time that so many who always have their eyes closed will never see.

They Get Time To Daydream

All those dreams you can’t have during the day, when you’re snapped out of them by friends, family and work, are finally given time to run around.
Free to play in the open spaces of your mind, you can swim in all those thoughts you hid under your desk or behind mounds of paper work. It’s the most creative time of day, along with the most liberating.
It’s by the nightfall that your most uninhibited and passionate sides are explored. It’s the time to unleash your innermost desires and allow yourself the freedom that’s masked behind the taunting exposure of sunlight.
The night is for testing your limits and challenging yourself. It’s for discovering those passions you suppress all day and breaking down all those rules your parents made to protect you.
It’s the time to dig into those hidden corners of your mind and unknown trails of your subconscious. It’s a time of self-expression that can only be unlocked at night and evaluated by day.

They Are Anti-Establishment

Staying up late has been, and always will be, an act of rebellion. A defiance of the nine-to-five, the very habit of staying up late is revolutionary. Since ancient times, there is evidence that society condoned the night owls.
In the academic paper, “Why The Night Owl Is More Intelligent,” published in the journal “Psychology And Individual Differences,” it’s widely assumed that for several millennia, humans were largely conditioned to work during the day and to sleep at night.
While those who defy the trend, are more likely to “acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences than less intelligent individuals.”
These “novel values” become the building blocks of leaders. They are the makings of revolutionaries, inventors and explorers. They are the ones who makes sacrifices and defy the societal pressure to follow the masses.
It’s no surprise that those willing to stay up late, to explore the uncharted territory of night, are more inquisitive.
They are more apt to make discoveries and challenge authority. They want to expand their mind, not shut it off just because people tell them it’s time for bed.

They Are More Open-Minded

Things that happen at night are things you can’t get away with during the day. It’s the time of utter licentiousness, of underhanded transactions and unseemly occupations.
It’s when the bars are opened and the poets write. It’s when musicians pore over instruments, geniuses have their breakthroughs and artists come alive. According to “Esquire,” it’s also when you have the most sex.
Healthy sex lives and late curfews are indeed, positively correlated. Those reported to have later bedtimes were buying more sex toys and having more sex than their sleepier counterparts.
One sex shop worker believes that intelligence is correlated with open-mindedness, which in turns correlates with a more open sex life.
Those who are willing to stay awake, who yearn for the mysteries of nightfall, are exposed to an array of discoveries that those who stay asleep will never know. It’s those who are willing to test their limits and explore in the dark who will bring more light to the day.

They Are Proactive

The early bird may get the worm, but the night owl gets the whole jar. While the early risers may get up to see the first worm crawl its way to the wet surface, the night owl gets to them before they burrow under.
Getting up early is most definitely proactive, but staying up late is just as fruitful. Those who stay up get hours ahead, rather than the one or two an early riser gains.
There are things to be explored at night that early risers will never experience. There are ideas formulated and tasks completed that early risers never get to finish.
Because at night, there is dawn and a new day in front of you. But by morning, there’s just the bleakness of night and the daunting end of another day.
Photo Courtesy: We Heart It

About the Author: Lauren Martin

Lauren “LMoney” Martin grew up with one goal: to be the first woman engineer. Upon finding out there already were women engineers, and unable to pass Calc 1, she chose to study the beautiful and honorable art of advertising. After advertising proved uninspiring, she attempted a career in acting which was over before she could get on stage. And when she failed at everything else she decided to become a comedy writer.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tidebuy: Fashion Dresses ❤

Hi Fashion Dolls!! I wanted to share about this amazing shop I`ve found online----called TIDEBUY!!! An international shop where you can find the most latest trends and a one stop shop for anything  stylish and unique clothing pieces! 
Since I`m a girly girl who has a great love for dainty and posh dresses, here are some of the fab dresses I`m currently eyeing:
Glamour Best Quality Chiffon Petty Flowers Dress

Best Quality Round Neckline Knit Bubble Skirt Retro Sweet Princess Dress


Stunning Black Cute Cat Print Sleeveless Dress

Gorgeous New Style Slim Chiffon Dress

And here`s the good news, they are currently on Summer First Wave promo in which all the dresses  are up to 80 % sale including those dresses that I have posted.  In addition, they also offer wedding apparel, special occasion dresses, jewelry an accessories, wigs, clothing, intimate Apparel, Cosplay costumes, beddings and Shoes.  

Be sure to check out their site at http://www.tidebuy.com/  for more lovely items! I would totally recommend this shop. All of the items are soooooooo great and most of them have very reasonable prices! Plus, they ship internationally and accept payments via paypal, credit card, bank transfer, and western union. 

Have fun shopping!!!  ❤

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sammy Dress GIVEAWAY

Hello fashion dolls! ❤ I'll be hosting an international giveaway on my blog. Yes! You read it right. This is sponsored by Sammy Dress. Sammydress is a leading Chinese online wholesale supplier, which offers the latest fashion styles and trends at the lowest wholesale prices directly to consumers all over the world. Enjoy beautiful fashion with Sammydress to create your unique style!  I am encouraging you to join my giveaway. You can win any of the pictures posted below. Here's how to join:

1.                  Like Sammy Dress on Facebook
2.                  Subscribe to their Youtube 
3.                  Register to their website
4.                  Follow me on GFC, Lookbook, Bloglovin and Instagram
5.                  On the comment box below, leave your:


o                  Full Name
o                  Email Address
o                  Facebook Username
o                 Lookbook, Bloglovin and Instagram Username, if you have. (If you don't have any of mentioned sites, just leave your email address. 
o                  The product link you chose (choose only 1 on the pictures below). Please also mention the size and the color.


The winner will be chosen randomly. The giveaway will end on March 22, 2014 and I'll contact the winner on March 23, 2014. Good luck! :)
You can choose only 1 on the pictures below! Please note the size and the color of your choice :) 

Color Block Peter Pan Collar Dress

Easy Breezy

Top | Bazaar, Skater Skirt | LePoshChic | Nude Platform

What does one wear to Sunday morning brunch, an afternoon of errands, and a big northern sale shopping later that evening? An easy street outfit, a skater skirt, and nude platform heels! MNL weather had been constantly changing, from dropping to 20 degrees Celsius and rising up to 30 degrees on the next day. Bipolar weather as an end result can be favorable for oversized sweaters and tights! Enjoying pseudo wintry and breezy weather for a moment which calls for a laid-back day. Happiness can be spelled with a good book and a hot cup of coffee. I just wish you all a happy and stress-free weekend since we’ll be all back in the reality for tomorrow.  Please don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin. Hype this look on Lookbook. Share me your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 

Much love,
Nicole xx

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Slappy Cakes

One of our bucket list this 2014 is to dine more restos which offers novelty and interactive dining settings. Indeed, Slappy Cakes is included in our top ten list. Why? cause it offers fun-filled dining experience for the kids, and kids at heart! Highly recommended for families who want to spend their Sundays in a one of a kind breakfast experience. People of all age, both children and adults, can enjoy what Slappy Cakes has to offer. 
Do-it-yourself pancakes- a must try for every breakfast lovers! :)
On their menu, aside from the bfast selection with all-American flavor, it also offers a unique Filipino breakfast foods called Slappy Happy-noy.   
We ordered for their bestseller-Pork Belly Benedict | PHP350, and definitely I couldn't agree much!! 
Pork belly confit with cider marinated coleslaw, topped with two poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce served with housemade English muffins. Probably my soulmate's favorite since I can saw his face while eating this with matching 'pikit effect' lol =))) Truly, the taste lingers in your tastebuds and will gave you that yummy sensation. hmmmmmmmmmm craving now!! :(

We ordered Buttermilk and Chocolate batter, chocolate chips and mangoes for our fixins, bacon savory, and nutella toppings!! ( just check its corresponding prices listed on the photo above)  One batter can make up to 4-6 pancakes depending for your desired size, so it is  already enough for two to three persons.  Imagine that we have 2 batters, and certainly its tooo much for both of us! 
Moving on to our fave part, creating our own pancakes!! Sorry for the fail food presentations. Unleashing our kiddo side.  :)
presenting... G ❤ N's  not so artsyy pancakes but deff delightful taste! :P


Pancakes overloaded with fixins!! :) Time to bring some pancakes to my hommies. :) 
Lastly, to complete our satisfaction, we tried their Mixed Fruit plate for our dessert. I was expecting sweeet and fresh mangoes, but sadly its quite sour..
Couple Budget: 1500 and up. 
G ❤ N`s Verdict::

Quality of Food- 5/5
Location- 5/5
Ambiance-5/5
Service-5/5
Value for money-5/5
♥   Over-all- 5/5