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Chocolate makes our hearts happy.

Seriously, having a bad day? Chocolate. Stressed out at work? Chocolate. Going through a bad break-up? Chocolate.

So, that's why we're SO delighted to find out that it's actually good for us.

Now, we know that at this stage a lot of studies are claiming that basically every food in the world is good for us, but we're definitely on board with the chocolate findings.

chocolate, cookies, cooking

A new study published in the British Medical Journal: Heart claims that eating chocolate in moderation can have a positive effect on lessening the risk of Atrial Fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia condition.

Currently, 8.8 million people in the EU suffer from it.

So, how does chocolate help the situation? Well, we all know that dark chocolate is good for us, so the question arises with other chocolate goods, such as milk chocolate, white chocolate and everything in between.

Brown Chocolate Cupcake

Tests carried out at the Danish Diet, Cancer and Healthy Study say that cocoa products contain a high contents of flavanols, which are basically antioxidants with anti-inflammatory benefits.

Studies found that those who consume two to six servings of chocolate a week were at a lower risk of developing Artial Fibrillation.

So, there you have it. Eat more chocolate.


If you just need a cup of coffee in the morning, there's nothing that can pull you away from it.

We're so used to hearing about everything that's bad for you, so it's refreshing to see that new research has been done that says coffee can actually be good for your heart.

A study carried out in York University tracked nearly 4,000 heart-attack survivors and analysed their daily eating and drinking habits.

It found that patients who drank one or two cups of coffee a day were 20 per cent less likely to die from a heart-related illness than those who drank no coffee at all.

Now, of course more research needs to be done, but we're happy that there's some good news today rather than more research telling us to stay away from our favourite things.

Coffee 4eva.


If you hate the new Twitter heart feature, then you're not alone. Many people have complained on the social networking site about the tiny heart – and it seems the people over at Twitter might have actually listened. 

One user, _Ninji, accidentally stumbled upon a new feature that the company may or may not be working on. 

Instead of tapping the heart to like something, users might now be able to select from a range of different emojis to express how they feel. 

Based on the screengrabs from _Ninji, the selected emojis include the face with hearts for eyes, the crying face, the 100, and the party popper. 

The feature looks very like Facebook's new reaction buttons, which allows users to choose a different face to respond to comments and statuses on their newsfeeds. 

But the best thing about this story? The Verge made contact with Twitter for a comment on the feature, and they replied in probably the best (and worst) way possible:

 We can only interpret that as Twitter saying: "You'll have to wait and see."


Potassium is a super important nutrient for muscle strength, a healthy heart and a good nervous system.

And if you don’t get enough – 3,5000 mg a day – it could lead to tiredness, muscle cramps, heart palpitations and dizzy spells. Yikes!

Bananas are packed with potassium, with around 430 mg in each medium-sized serving.

But going bananas is certainly not the only way to load up on potassium, and in fact, there are plenty of foods that are even more packed with the nutrient.

Here are 10 common foods with more potassium than a banana.

1. Potato (1,081 mg)
2. Sweet potato (896 mg)
3. Spinach (839 mg)
4. Baked beans (752 mg)
5. Raisins (544 mg)
6. Avocados (540 mg)
7. Yoghurt, low-fat (531 mg)
8. Orange juice (496 mg)
9. Melon (494 mg)
10. Tuna (484 mg)


A new study conducted by the Cardiovascular Research Institute in Pennsylvania, U.S. has revealed that too much running may actually be harmful to our health.

The research carried out by Dr Martin Matsumura and his team suggests that too much running may actually decrease the lifespan rather than increase it.

The study included 3,800 female and male runners with an average age of 46.

Dr Matsumura has said that “increasing mileage and pace, the benefits of running seem to disappear.”

He also suggests running no more than 2-3 hours a week at a moderate pace to reap the great benefits of running healthily and safely.



Knowing your face shape is as important as knowing your body type. If you don’t know the shape of your face, you won’t know the type of hairstyle that will accentuate your features.

The easiest way to determine your face shape is to pull your hair back, take a hard look in the mirror and examine the widest part of your face.


  • Your forehead is a tiny bit wider than your chin.
  • The length of your face is about one and a half times its width.


  • The length and width of your face are more or less the same.
  • You have prominent cheeks.


  • You have a square shaped jaw and chin.
  • Your jaw line is nearly the same width as your forehead.


  • Longer than an oval face shape and not as wide.
  • You may have a pointy chin.


  • You have a narrow jaw and pointy chin
  • Both your cheekbones and forehead are wide.


  • Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face.
  • You have a narrow jaw line and forehead.