How Do We Feel Love?


Love is one of the most common and powerful emotions in human life. It can make us feel euphoric and giddy, or can turn our world upside down. It may even cause our hearts to race and palms to sweat. It can be complicated, confusing, and difficult to define.

Many people think of “love” as a romantic love between two people, but love can also be a feeling for family members or close friends. It can even be a deep affection for an animal or a place. Some scientists see “love” as a complex biological process that triggers a range of cognitive and emotional states in the brain. Others view it as a social construct that can be defined by various cultural norms and expectations.

When we fall in love, key brain regions such as the ventral tegmental area flood with dopamine and adrenaline. This combination creates a surge of excitement and desire that is similar to what some people experience when they are on cocaine. It is no wonder that we are often irrational and impulsive when we’re in the early stages of falling in love!

As a relationship progresses, the giddy excitement of infatuation may transform into more stable and long-term feelings. The release of dopamine and adrenaline begins to slow down, and they are replaced by the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin is commonly known as the “cuddle hormone,” and it helps promote bonding and attachment. Vasopressin is released during sex and childbirth, and it helps to regulate blood pressure and encourage bonding.

Studies show that those who are in love tend to be more generous, and they also enjoy spending money on their loved ones. They may also become more willing to try new things, such as foods or activities they didn’t previously like, just because their partner likes them. However, it is important to remember that happiness isn’t a permanent state and we shouldn’t expect to be happy all the time.

While it can be hard to define, most people believe that happiness is a combination of many different factors. For example, some of the top things that people say give them happiness include having a partner or spouse, health and well-being, a sense of purpose, and living in a country that is safe and secure. In addition, people often report that they are happiest when they are with their family and friends. They also find joy in doing activities such as playing sports, traveling, and having meaningful conversations.

How to Play Dominoes


Dominoes are flat, rectangular, and marked with an arrangement of dots or “pips” that resemble those on dice. The domino set also has a blank side that may be inscribed with an identifying mark or left blank. The number of pips on each domino face usually determines what game can be played with it. There are many different games to be played with a set of dominoes, and each has its own rules and scoring system.

Most dominoes are made of polymer, which is cheaper and durable than other materials. But there are also sets made of other natural substances, such as bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother of pearl), ivory, and dark hardwoods like ebony; ceramic clay; metals, such as brass or pewter; and even crystal. Such sets are generally more expensive and have a more elegant appearance.

Some dominoes have a metal pin, or spinner, in the center that is used to hold another domino in place while allowing it to be moved along a line of play. When a double domino is used in this way, the number of dots on each open end is cut off for scoring purposes; only the total score for the entire line of play is counted.

The number of dominoes a player has in his or her hand at the end of the round is the winner’s score. In teams, the winning team scores based on the number of multiples of five in its opponents’ hands.

When all the dominoes are set up on a table, a player can begin playing by putting down one bone or square of domino. This is called “setting” or “putting down” the first bone of a hand and is done in turn by each player.

If a domino has no open ends, it is said to be “sleeping.” Players cannot put down a sleeper during their turn unless there are already dominoes on the table that they can use to make a line of play. This is a rule to prevent dominoes from becoming too crowded and creating an unfavorable score for the next player.

Dominoes are sometimes used as parts of Rube Goldberg machines, and there are even competitive domino shows in which builders attempt to create complex effects or reactions using a series of dominoes set up in careful sequence. As with the set of chess pieces, dominoes have inertia and resist motion when there is no outside force pushing on them. But a single small nudge can cause the whole row to fall over. This is why dominoes are so popular to play. They are fun to set up, and they can tell a story or inspire the imagination.