Transition lenses—also known as photochromic lenses—have become more popular in recent years. These lenses darken when exposed to sunlight and lighten under the shade. Many people, especially the older generation, invest in transition lenses due to the prevalence of eye illnesses, increased public awareness of eye health, and the emerging features added to these lenses. Because of this, Yahoo Finance reports that the photochromic lenses market size is estimated to

E-cigarette smoker

Cigarette smoking poses many risks to our health, leading to some of the most life-threatening diseases. The American Lung Association reports cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly 90% of lung cancer cases and around 85% to 90% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases. These high numbers emphasize how we should address the imminent threats posed by cigarette smoking to human health, and doubly support the need to search for alternatives

Student caring for practice baby at Cornell University

Home economics (today more commonly named family and consumer sciences) is a subject dealing with running a household. Typical matters taught at home economics (usually abbreviated as home ec in the U.S.) classes are nutrition, family finance, human development, interior design. Home economics is present in many countries as a mandatory or voluntary course, usually in high school. Historically, it was also taught in universities. It was more focused on

School girls in Japan

Throughout the world, a five day school week, followed by a two day weekend is a norm. But in Japan, a six day school week was a standard until 2002. Sounds like a nightmare for a person living in Western Civilization. However, Japanese public seems to differ.

Mount Mihara volcano

In 1933 a 21-year-old Kiyoko Matsumoto fell in love with fellow Jissen Women’s University student, Masako Tomita. Same sex relationships were a taboo in Japanese culture at the time. Matsumoto decided to end her life by jumping into the crater of active volcano, Mount Mihara on the Japanese fishing island of Izu Ōshima.

Handcuffed prisoner

The word “esposas” in Spanish language has two meanings: one is the plural from “wife” (Spanish: esposa), another is “handcuffs”. Is it a joke? No, etymology of both words is the same. “Spondere” in Latin means “to bind”. And that’s what marriage is about: binding two people together. That is also what handcuffs do. They bind two hands together. Top photo: Handcuffed prisoner (Photo credit: Rainerzufall1234 / CC BY-SA 4.0)