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We all know at least one person who goes into full panic mode during a flight if the slightest bit of turbulence occurs. If you don't know anyone in your friend group, it's probably you…

Nervous flyers are pretty common, considering you're putting your entire trust in two people you've never met before in a cockpit.

The actual process of flying can cause huge amounts of discomfort, be it from the taking off aspect, the turbulence during or the landing. One flight attendant has revealed the best seat for anxious flyers;

"If you’re a nervous flyer or feel uneasy with turbulence, then sit as close to the front of the plane as possible. If you like turbulence and feeling everything then sit near the back of the plane," the former flight attendant named Matt, told The Mirror.

The ex-Easy Jet employee also revealed which seats have the most leg room, which we're fairly sure everyone already knows but nevertheless. It's nice to have an actual flight attendant's word for it.

"If you like extra legroom, the first row or emergency exit rows are good but be prepared to not have anything on the floor where you’re sat as you’re only allowed stuff in the overhead lockers. The floor has to be clear in case an emergency evacuation is needed."

The pilot is likely to avoid any turbulence from the front of the plane, so if you sit near the cockpit you'll probably avoid the experience too.

The front row or an emergency exit row is the ideal spot for those long-legged people (we're envious of you). If you're getting sweaty palms at the thought of the plane shaking, definitely don't sit at the back.

The back of the plane is the worst place to be anyway, seeing as the bathrooms are usually mid-way up the plane or at the front. You've got to have priorities, so book the front seat and pay the fee if you need comfort.

first class GIF



Take a moment to notice how you’re sitting as you’re reading this, and how your body would look to an outside observer. Are you sitting tall with your shoulders back like all the experts recommend? Maybe. But if you’re anything like me, you’re probably slouched, hunched over your phone or computer screen.

Even though you mightn’t feel tired, or bored or powerless, it’s surprising how your body language can give people the wrong (or right) idea about you. Have you ever noticed that you just warm to a certain person even though you only met them five minutes ago? Sometimes people seem friendly and open without even trying, meaning we automatically feel content in their presence.

When we interpret a person’s body language, our brain automatically makes snap judgements about other elements of their personality, even though we may not realise it at the time. So that guy in the bar who is leaning in just a little too close is far more likely to be written off as a creep, even if he’s a genuinely lovely lad. A few inches of space or a certain movement can make all the difference.

Two of the most important areas of our lives that body language can have an influence on are our relationships and our careers. Something as simple as smiling – be it while sitting with friends in the pub or while typing at your desk – can have a huge effect on how others view us. In the same way that we make quick fire judgements about new people based on their facial expressions and movements, they too make the same conclusions about us.

For example, when we’re shy or nervous, our body language can betray us, leading people to think we are rude or disinterested. Have you ever looked at the floor instead of directly into someone’s eyes when you’re speaking to them? You probably do it more than you think without even noticing. Avoiding eye contact or getting fidgety are nervous reactions that we notice instantly in others but are often oblivious to in ourselves.

So how can we avoid those little “tics”? Well, some experts say the key is to use our body language as a tool to make us feel more confident than we actually are. In a TED talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, she tells people to “fake it til they make it” using certain poses, like standing with their hands on their hips or leaning back with their hands behind their head, to increase self-confidence. 


Doing these poses for just two minutes before an important event like an interview or a date (not during it, don’t worry) can make us feel more sure of ourselves – and in turn can affect how others view us. “When you pretend to be powerful, you are more likely to actually feel powerful” she says.

Next time you have a stressful or nerve-wracking event ahead, take time to notice your body language. It can have more of an influence than you think – not just on how others see you but on how you see yourself.



Cara Delevinge has previously talked about how acting has always been a passion for her, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t get a dose of the jitters when she landed her first big role.

The model, and now actress aswell, said that having her co-star Sylvia Sims on set with her really helped her control her nerves:

‘It gave me a lot of confidence to be honest because I was horrifically terrified.

“It kind of meant so much to me… I mean she’s an incredible actress and to be able to watch her and even for a minute get her say to me she thought my performance was great, it’s too much. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

However, Sylvia didn’t think Cara had any reason to be nervous. She praised the model for her acting abilities:

“I worked with a lovely girl called Audrey Hepburn.

“The camera loved her, and she was natural in front of the camera. And this girl’s got the same thing. I don’t say that because I was paid to do the job, I say that because she has it. Some people have it.”

Cara’s new movie is a called Playhouse Presents: Timeless – we can’t wait to see it!

cara and sylvia


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)



Who would have guessed!